GSP: 'A Prime Jean-Claude Van Damme Would Have Been My Dream Fight'

Jordy McElroyCorrespondent ISeptember 18, 2012

Georges St-Pierre - MMAFighting
Georges St-Pierre - MMAFighting

Georges St-Pierre dreams of facing only one man, and it isn't Anderson Silva.

For years, the MMA world has dreamed about a potential super fight between St-Pierre and Silva.

In several interviews, Silva joked that his clone would be his dream opponent. Like Silva, St-Pierre apparently has his own dreams as well.

Leader Post recently sat down with the UFC welterweight champion in Montreal to talk about his dream opponent and a possible super fight with Silva.

"I would have liked to fight Jean-Claude Van Damme in 'Bloodsport,'" said St-Pierre. "That would have been my dream fight, in an MMA cage."

Van Damme is best known as a Hollywood movie star, but he has a legit combat background that demands respect.

Before starting his movie career, Van Damme held a kickboxing record of 18-1, with all 18 wins coming by knockout. The only loss on his record stems from a disqualification for an illegal kick that knocked out Etienne "Tuf" Aubry back in 1977.

Along with St-Pierre, Van Damme is Karate practitioner. He holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate, which is a similar background to former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

St-Pierre and Van Damme are good friends, and the two have even trained together. After a 30-year hiatus, Van Damme is expected to make his kickboxing return in December against Somluck Kamsing.

While Van Damme is preparing for his return, St-Pierre is getting ready for a comeback of his own against interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit on November 17.

If St-Pierre gets past Condit and Silva wins his upcoming bout with Stephan Bonnar, there is talk about a potential super fight between the legendary champions taking place at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, Texas sometime next year.

"When I fought Matt Serra, that's where I learned focus is the main thing -- on the present. I never make the same mistake twice," said St-Pierre

A loss of focus led to a stunning knockout loss for St-Pierre in a bout most still consider as the biggest upset in MMA history.

Against a dangerous opponent like Condit, St-Pierre can't afford to make any mistakes.