Georges St-Pierre has heard the critisizms for years.
The dominant UFC welterweight champ doesn't lay it on the line, he doesn't go for the kill -- he doesn't finish.
Blood thirsty MMA fans eager for one-punch knockouts and all out brawls would do well to avoid his fights altogether as the Montreal native has finished just three of the last nine opponents he's faced since being knocked out by Matt Serra back in 2007.
In stark contrast, St-Pierre finished 11 of the 14 fighters he faced before the knockout, leading many to question his desire to put it on the line and really try to finish opponents.
While undefeated since the loss, he tends to avoid heavy exchanges like the ones he and B.J. Penn engaged in during their first fight, he doesn't go for crazy submissions that could cause him to lose dominant position, and he seems hypersensitive to taking damage during fights.
More hardcore technical fans of the sport are quick to praise St-Pierre for his ability dominate opponents with his mind and avoiding taking damage by fighting smart. But that seems to be of little solace, however, to the soft spoken, sensitive welterweight champ.
"I want to finish because of the criticism," St-Pierre told the Toronto Sun Times. "I've listened to the critics and I want to become more opportunistic.I can make up a bunch of excuses, but the truth is I'm fighting the best guys all the time and it's tough competition. You cannot always win by beautiful fashion.
"The guy that is in front of me is a very good guy. He's the number one contender all the time and now I'm fighting the (interim) world champ in Carlos Condit. I'm working a lot more on being more opportunistic and it's going to pay off I'm sure."
St-Pierre has had plenty of time to reflect lately. The champ injured his ACL back in December of last year and when he squares off against Condit at UFC 154 in November, a full 18 months will have passed since his last professional fight.
So which St-Pierre shows up on November 17? The one who finished fights and took chances, or the one who dominated and played it safe?
Maybe a little of both, but the ever cerebral St-Pierre seems to be leaning toward getting out of his head a bit.
"When I see an opportunity, I don't need to overthink it and I need to go for it."