Georges St-Pierre supported Jake Paul's proposal: It should be done!
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Georges St-Pierre supports Jake Paul and his idea to gather MMA fighters under 'one banner' St-Pierre believes that the time will come when all MMA fighters will have the opportunity to prove themselves under one organization.
MMA is a really young sport and it will take some time. “It’s not a question of if it should happen, a union — it’s a question of when it will happen,” St-Pierre recently told MMA Fighting. “It will happen, because it happened in boxing, it happened in basketball, in hockey, in all professional sports.
And mixed martial arts, unfortunately it’s a young sport. It’s still a new sport; not as new as it was 20 years ago, but it’s still relatively young. Sooner or later, it will happen. And a lot of people have tried to do it before, it failed — but sooner or later, it will happen because the conditions for the fighters, they can be improved by a lot.
The salaries, all the assurances after their careers — a lot of guys, they have a lot of issues that are linked to brain damages and stuff like that."
Georges St-Pierre: I feel for a lot of these guys
St-Pierre believes that other MMA fighters must be helped, given that they have huge problems after the end of their careers.
“So I feel for a lot of these guys,” St-Pierre continued. “You only hear about the guys who make it, the Conor Mcgregor, Khabib [Nurmagomedov], Georges St-Pierre. We made a lot of money, we left the sport healthy and good.
But the truth is that most of the guys, 99.9 percent of the guys, it’s a horror movie, it’s a bad ending to their career, ending in a bad way. And I feel for these guys, and sooner or later, there will be a new union that will create kinds of programs to help a lot of the fighters”.
Georges is a key factor in all of this. With his voice, he can have a great influence on such things. We will see how realistic it is to realize such things. “It will happen in MMA, it’s just a question of time and it needs to be done with the right people,” St-Pierre said.
“I’m always going to do things that are for the fighters, that are right for the fighters. That’s my thing. If the organization is done well, I’m willing to do anything to help the fighters, yeah”.