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.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Miesha Tate Comments on Ronda Rousey Ahead of UFC 200 Fight vs. Amanda Nunes

  • 6 days ago
  • 51 views

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has branded Ronda Rousey “pouty” and has questioned whether her rival will ever return to her very best. Tate was speaking on Conan as preparations conti read news >>

Miesha Tate Video: I Need to Fight Ronda Rousey Again, I Also Want to Fight Cris Cyborg

  • 6 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate says something would be missing from her career if she didn't get to fight Ronda Rousey again. read news >>

Will Ronda Rousey ever rebound from Holly Holm loss? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 6 days ago
  • 41 views

From Yahoo Sports: Rousey's disappearing act since her defeat leaves questions as to where she's at mentally and whether we'll ever see her fight again. read news >>

Will Ronda Rousey ever rebound from Holly Holm loss? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 6 days ago
  • 22 views

From Yahoo Sports: Rousey's disappearing act since her defeat leaves questions as to where she's at mentally and whether we'll ever see her fight again. read news >>

Cat Zingano eager for return after 'humbling' Ronda Rousey loss, ensuing time away (Yahoo Sports)

  • 5 days ago
  • 15 views

From Yahoo Sports: Zingano's last fight went just 14 seconds and she's spent 16 months out of the Octagon, but she hasn't been sitting idly. read news >>

Cat Zingano eager for return after 'humbling' Ronda Rousey loss, ensuing time away (Yahoo Sports)

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

From Yahoo Sports: Zingano's last fight went just 14 seconds and she's spent 16 months out of the Octagon, but she hasn't been sitting idly. read news >>

Dana White on Ronda Rousey’s UFC Return: ‘She’ll Be Back’

  • 3 days ago
  • 22 views

As days pass since her last fight in November 2015, one can’t help but wonder if Ronda Rousey is ever coming back to the UFC. Dana White has your answer. read news >>

Miesha Tate Shuts Down Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey Talk (UFC 200 Video)

  • 10 hours ago
  • 20 views

While everyone else seems to want to talk about her fighting Cris Cyborg or Ronda Rousey, UFC champ Miesha Tate will have none of it. read news >>

Road to UFC 200: Ronda Rousey's pioneering spirit

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

As we count down to UFC 200, we look at those that helped us get there: Today, the great Ronda Rousey. read news >>

Ronda Rousey's Return Possibly Pushed Back to 2017, Says Dana White

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

The question of "When will Ronda Rousey return?" keeps getting more and more complicated. Speaking with Cari Champion on ESPN's SportsCenter (h/t MMAFighting.com for the transcription), UFC President read news >>