Georges St-Pierre “Flattered” by Ronda Rousey’s Comments, Says She’s a “Beautiful Woman” as Well

January 23, 2013
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Leave it to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre to spin a negative comment about him into gold.

Over the last several months, St-Pierre’s name has been mentioned on more than a few occasions by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on a varied list of subjects.

First, there was St-Pierre’s opinion that he wasn’t a big fan of watching women’s fights, which in turn got a reaction from Rousey, who is the top ranked female fighter in the world. Then when St-Pierre’s name came up in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Rousey unleashed a tirade on the UFC’s reigning welterweight champion.

When asked for her opinion on St-Pierre, Rousey stated that she’s not a huge fan of his fighting style, and how his fame is boosted by two major factors – he’s Canadian and he’s a good looking guy.

“I respect Georges St-Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching. He fights to win matches. He doesn’t fight to defeat his opponents,” said Rousey.

“Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’ I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable, but if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown,” stated Rousey.

So on Wednesday during at UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, Rousey’s comments came up when a reporter asked Georges St-Pierre for his reaction.

He handled it with his typical grace and finesse, and even managed to pay Rousey a compliment along the way.

“It’s very flattering for her to say that I’m a good looking guy and I want to say she’s a very beautiful woman as well,” St-Pierre said.

“I feel very flattered.”

As two of the UFC’s most popular and marketable stars, expect more questions to come up to both St-Pierre and Rousey with both having fights coming up in the next couple of months.

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  • JBroce

    lol! I WANT to say shes good looking….but i cant…shes ugly. hahahahaha. Way to go George, I saw what you did there.

  • Cereal Killer

    Stop putting a microphone in front of her. I’m getting sick of hearing from her.

  • Sir_Roy

    Obviously fight fans like GSP for his looks because we all know the majority of MMA fans are either women, Canadian, homosexual men or a combination of all the above right?

    It’s not like GSP being the most dominant WW champion in UFC history has anything to do with it.

    And Rousey has no idea the cultural and political friction that still exists in Canada between the English speaking and French speaking communities. French Canadians are a significant minority in Canada and are generally not hugely popular – out West in particular (and vice versa).

    Not saying GSP’s looks hurt his career, it obviously helps, but it’s tertiary at best. Had Ronda stated it was his charisma, it would have made a lot more sense. The blanket comments she made are silly to be quite frank.

    • Koondog

      he boring to watch. Just face it bro

      • Sir_Roy

        Your prerogative and you’re welcome to it. My advice? Just don’t watch.

        I find it well worth my time and money to tune into GSP personally … I enjoy seeing effective striking used to set-up perfect take-downs coupled with dominant top control and intelligent avoidance of obvious set-ups for submission attempts.

        I agree that Georges fights to win and doesn’t take unnecessary chances. Should he try for more submission attempts while in top control? Maybe, but I’ll leave GSP and his coaches to decide for themselves cuz thus far, their choices have led to a stellar nearly unparallelled career for Georges in the UFC.

        GSP takes the tools he has, and makes the absolute best of them. Good for him.

        I understand how this style is not for everyone. Not ‘finishing’ fights can frustrate some fans and I respect your right to an opinion on the matter. For me, the 5 round war between GSP and Condit is exactly why I fell in love with the sport to begin with.

        To each his own.

        • safari_punch

          GSP should be sponsored by Nyquil.

          He brings the Zzzzzzzzzz.

        • I agree with you and you’re right, people are welcome to they’re own opinions but I’ve noticed only people ignorant to the sport don’t appreciate GSPs fight style. They’re the same people saying if a fight isn’t a KO then it is boring. I think MMA has become a trend and for every real MMA fan or competitor like myself there’s 10 fakes.

      • Crashman

        How is he boring, i guess if he had just boxing skills and walked face first into things, he’d be just like Diaz, a 2nd rate fighter with how many losses? , GSP is one of the best ground and pound players in the UFC, .. but i guess koon you’d do so much better If you were a ufc fighter right? oh wait .. your not cuz you dont have the balls lmao.

  • Big Tuna

    It’s hard to finish everyone over a 30-40 fight career, Rousey has a lot to learn about Respect and finishing fights. I hope Cyroid busts her up! Sick of her mouth.

    • safari_punch

      What does Rousey have to learn about finishing fights? Sounds like you need help with finishing thoughts.

  • Shakir Hanifa

    Ok Rhonda!! how about you? tell me when was the last time you won a fight with TKO? or KO? you only have one tool, which is arm bar? can you punch someone first then talk about who s trying to win fights or defeat opponents? shut the f@#$ up and fight cyborg when she s ready and prove you can hang with a striker.


  • GoNoles

    looks like gsp is trying to get it in

    • GSP Can Wrestle

      GSP likes women of the darker complexion if you catch my meaning.


      get what in her

  • Milosc

    I think St Pierre’s comment brought out Rousey’s ugliness

  • Seems like she was hurt because GSP said he didn’t watch her sport and just wanted to get back at him. I feel like good looks would help you more in Women’s MMA rather than Men’s (I’m pretty sure the main demographic for both is the same). Also, winning matches and defeating your opponents are two different things? She’d have to explain that one.

    I like Rousey because she dominates in her field the same way GSP dominates his, but I’m not impressed with her comments. Plus, it looks like she knows nothing about Canadians (being patriotic isn’t a big deal here).

    • Kris-tyahn

      We are when it comes to Hockey! Yeah baby! Also, many of the morons out west dislike the East and especially the French, just like we dislike them and Toronto/The Leafs.

      • Mtl_Ben

        Montréal Canadiens for ever my friend 😛

    • Cptmats

      Are you kidding ? Being Patriotic is what being Canadian is all about !
      No one loves their country more than we do !

      • safari_punch

        Except GSP. He prefers to wave the fleur-de-lis.

    • winning matches(UD, SD, MD, DECISIONS) and defeating your opponents (TKO,KO,SUBMISSION) y u so stupid?

      • Guest

        Maybe you should look up the word “defeat” in the dictionary …Or r u so stupid?

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  • kbroesq

    I hate Lay-and-Pray fighters as much as the next guy, but I will never understand how GSP has somehow made it into this category in the minds of many of the fans.

  • Matt

    If GSP was fighting the caliber of fighters that Rousey has been fighting there is no doubting he would have finished them all. WMMA has worse depth than MMA has ever had. Cyborg is probably the only fighter out there that you could say is of a comparative level to the fighters GSP deals with at WW.

  • El Gvapo

    I’m not from the Americas. I’ve been there a couple of times on holiday (to the US but not Canada) and I’ve found Americans to be the most patriotic people I’ve met, it’s a great quality to have and I wish more people over here would think the same. But someone tell me, what in the blue hell makes someone “really Canadian”?

    • Kris-tyahn

      I can’t dude, apparently I’m only Canadian , that what is says on my passport. =) Though, she does train with the Diaz brothers, that could explain her intelligence or lack there of.

      • El Gvapo

        You’re clearly not really Canadian then? For shame.

        • Mike

          Ronda’s a bitch and ugly as he’ll. not just my opinion but a fact. Yech I can’t stand her.

  • coupdegrass

    They should bang…and GSP should film it

  • Gary Fredericks

    When Rousey speaks, I like women’s MMA a little less…

  • Mike mckinney

    I always thought the US was suppose to be high on the patriotic charts. Though I do understand that our patriotic fans act differently at sporting events.
    However, reguardless of all that. I was stunned by the showing, and loudness of brazilions at UFC 148.
    That was certainly a holy **** moment event when it came to the crowd.
    Trying to leave the MGM arena was nuts as well with them blocking the walkways chanting and jumping like kids at a live tapeing of Barney.
    Euro’s, and South Americans get my props when it comes to following sports like your 10 years old again.

  • El Gvapo

    Me and my male blow up doll are in love.he looks like st pierre

  • Madmmax

    Im coming out of closet too. Im in love with dana white

  • Jonathan

    I’m pretty sure all GSP said was that it was a bit hard to watch women fight. You don’t have to be a B about it

  • Cuntlick

    GSP is gonna tap that ass!

  • Woof

    I wonder how Rhonda would look/fight training for Five 5 min rounds?


    GSP is a class act and a gentleman. Rousey is a big mouth tramp low life ignorant classless witch.


    GSP needs to throw Rhonda a good bone? as should all the MMA men.

  • Mtl_Ben

    Just saying that I’m french canadian just like him and if GSP was from anywhere else in canada we, in Québec, wouldn’t really give that much of a sh*t of him. That’s it for patriotism!!! Patriotism is a word we don’t use north of the line. lol

  • dgs

    I think GSP takes in her in a grueling five round match with lots of hot foreplay, followed by some intense ground and pound!

  • Harlem Lanski

    GSP is the most dominant fighter in MMA history, he’s a true champion and an ambassador for the sport.

    He hasn’t had a finish in his last 5 fights ? That’s 25 championship rounds , right ? How many of those rounds has he lost ? Exactly.

    Who the f–K is Ronda Rousey ? She’s got a whopping 6 fights in her career. 6 finishes though right ? Over GSPs first 6 fights … 5 finishes 4 TKOs and 1 Submission. For the record of his 23 wins , St Pierre has 13 finishes 8 TKOs and 5 submissions.

  • thedudecanroll balls

    The more comments Ronda Makes the stupider she sounds. She did drop out of high school and it shows…

    As for GSP.. He’s a great fighter. Why would he go out and take chances? Why risk getting hurt, why risk losing? I would think the higher priority is to win, period.

    Ronda seems sloppy and she does take chances, one day it will catch up to her.

  • Jt

    I think rousey hates Tate so much because Tate is beautiful and rousey is not. She is even uglier with all that hate.