Charles Jourdain made a somewhat sad statement, which entered the hearts of his fans. Namely, he thinks that it is not right that his compatriots compare him with Georges St-Pierre, because it creates additional pressure and he cannot enjoy training and fighting.
Jourdain is a compatriot of MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, they also come from the same city.
Charles Jourdain believes that he will always be in the shadow of his compatriots
“Because I’m not like Georges, they don’t give a sh*t about me,” Jourdain told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 228 media day.
“And it – not pisses me off, because I learned to live with it, but I’m like, ‘Man, there’s never going to be another Georges.’ And Georges set the bar so high for us. Sometimes I watch on UFC Canada and it’s like, ‘He’s good, but he’s never going to be Georges.’ Charles Jourdain added that it is unfair for Canadians not to give him importance because Georges has set too high standards because he again represents them and their common country.
He also said that not all of us are destined to be sports legends, but that his compatriots certainly need to support him, which he believes would be reflected in his performances in the octagon. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, no sh*t.’ No one’s going to be Georges.
It f*cking hurts to see that because come on, you need to think deeper than that. Like, of course I’m not going to be the greatest fighter of all time. But I’m representing your flag at the end of the day, which I’m happy about.
It makes me laugh. It’s OK. I wish more people were interested in it, but it’s OK. It’s their choice. They can watch hockey”. as quoted by MMAJunkie. We hope that the attitude of Canadians towards Jourdain will change in a positive way, because he did not do anything wrong to lose their support.