"Many people say that I am a great artist, but not a great fighter. I often come back from adversity. I showed it to BJ Penn in the first fight and also in my last fight. I took a kick to the head and I came back, and I do it often. Of course you cannot show it in a fight, because it is not good to get hurt. It's better when you hit the guy and not when he hits you. But sometimes you have to go through this punishment and that's what happened in my last fight. But I think after this fight I showed that I am a martial artist, I have the spirit of a fighter, and when I get hurt, I come back stronger. Carlos Condit gave me a big kick to the head in that fight, and it was all worth it. I think that was the hardest blow I ever took in my whole career." -Georges St. Pierre via news conference
Sensei Steven Seagal recently criticized UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre during an episode of "The MMA Hour." During the interview, Seagal questioned St. Pierre's previous Octagon performances, and stated that the champion was not a true mixed martial artist.
St. Pierre responds by pointing to his come-from-behind victories over B.J. Penn and Carlos Condit as proof that he is a true martial artist.
St. Pierre is currently scheduled to defend his belt against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz at UFC 158 on March 16 inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.