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Georges St-Pierre: Conor McGregor is either 'very dumb' or 'very smart'

But there's no questioning that he's very skilled, according to the former champ.

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Conor McGregor may have lost the respect of Royce Gracie for the behavior he demonstrated during the UFC 189 "World Tour" with Jose Aldo, but he still may be on the good side of another mixed martial arts (MMA) legend in Georges St-Pierre.

According to the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin, "Notorious" may either be "very dumb" or "very smart" by the way he is approaching the promotional side of his upcoming fight against "Junior" at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015.

One thing is for certain: McGregor is a skilled man who can back up all of his talk, as "Rush" recently declared on his appearance for Chael Sonnen's "You're Welcome" Podcast (via Bloody Elbow):

"Conor McGregor, he could be smart or very dumb. But I think Conor McGregor is very skilled. He can back [up] what he says. I think Conor McGregor is trying to play that game, trying to get into his head. Maybe it's going to work, maybe it's not. We'll see what's going to happen."

As far as how he stacks up against "Junior," St-Pierre sees quite a discrepancy, as the French-Canadian labels Aldo the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

"Jose Aldo... he's a very flamboyant fighter, he's very dangerous, he has that aura of invincibility around him. He's like the best pound-for-pound [fighter] in the world right now, that's what I believe."

Sorry, Frankie.

McGregor will have the chance to back up the non-stop trash talk he's spewed since making his Octagon debut in 2013 when the two collide in one of the most-anticipated title fights of the year this Fourth of July weekend.

For more on that upcoming fight click here.

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