If there was any doubt why Georges St. Pierre is often ranked as the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, it should have been erased after his performance Saturday night at UFC 124. GSP thoroughly dominated Josh Koscheck through five rounds in front of his home fans in Montreal, winning 50-45 on all three cards. In fact, St. Pierre hasn’t lost a round since 2007 when Koscheck won one against him in their previous fight.
St. Pierre did not accomplish his goal of finishing Koscheck but he came darn close. St. Pierre’s boxing skills were on display as he peppered Koscheck’s face with a variety of jabs and hooks. He appeared to have vastly improving his punching thanks to work with famous boxing trainer Freddie Roach, and he nearly achieved a stop due to the swelling and bruising around Koscheck’s eye. In fact, Koscheck came out looking like Antonio Margarito, the opponent of another Freddie Roach fighter. Take a look at his eye:
You know that had to make the fans pleased. Maybe it’s the reason the one-sided affair was voted Fight of the Night by the fans.