UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has hailed middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s near-flawless performances inside the Octagon.
The retired former two-division champion St-Pierre is heralded by most as among the best athletes to ever set foot inside a UFC cage but says that Adesanya’s recent performances in the middleweight division have signposted him as “the perfect fighter”.
“He’s amazing. He’s a perfect fighter,” St-Pierre told ESPN. “We’re in the entertainment business, and our job is to entertain the audience, and he’s doing it very, very well.”
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It is difficult to argue that point. Adesanya has risen to an impressive 20-0 (8-0 UFC) since making his debut with the organisation in February 2018, where he most recently underscored his 185-pound dominance with a dominant performance against the previously undefeated Paulo Costa in his last title fight in September.
Since then, Adesanya has engaged in a very public war of words with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones which produced rumours that the two will one day fight each other — despite being currently separated by two weight classes.
Regardless of what is next for ‘The Last Stylebender’, St-Pierre says that he likes what he sees — and that is certainly high praise from one of the best fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts.