Big GSP fan here. The Canadian Champ. Best fighter we've ever had as far as I know.
All the best
from Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, to Fedor Emelianenko and Anderson Silva pass the torch before they retire. FACT
I don't understand what Georges is doing because he hasn't really explained himself, if there is a good reason he needs to make it known if he cares about his MMA legacy. Or come back and fight Hendricks at least heheh.
If Mr.Floyd "I'm the Promoter and Champion" Mayweather retires before he passes the belt onto someone it's a bitch move and is doing boxing a serious disfavour. Same to any Champ and their respective sports.
The only time retiring before losing the belt is O.K, is if you are a Gladiator, in which case losing would mean death! Then OK retire into exile by all means.
This is what the others did. Has nothing to do with Ferttitas or Dana or Money. It is
in their favour too of course. It's in the whole sport's favor.
Most of the best fight because they want to be the best. Not because it's a quick and easy way to make money. ( yeah right )
If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. Hendricks won't get the same respect for beating Robbie than he would have gotten for beating GSP a second time, more convincingly. Same if Chris fought Vitor for a vacated belt. These posters don't understand that.
If you think they discourage me or I changed my opinion, or I even care. Not at all.
If Machida would have retired after his first fight with Shogun I would have had a disdain for him. He is one of my fav's these days.
Fedor's, Andy's and everyone else who is in the running for GOAT, their careers aren't tarnished by the couple losses before they hung em up. IS NORMAL.
GSP himself said he just wants some time away to do life instead of being Champion, fine. But if this is how he goes out, I don't like it.