Curtis Blaydes Optimistic About Breaking Record For Most Takedowns In UFC History
Georges St-Pierre is the UFC's current record holder
American mixed martial artist Curtis Blaydes (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is hoping to add more than a UFC gold to his resume. The UFC heavyweight has set his sights on the championship belt but is also monitoring the UFC history books.
Blaydes wants to break the record for the most takedowns in UFC history, currently held by MMA great Georges St-Pierre. Canada’s MMA legend secured 90 takedowns during his promotion tenure.
“I want to break the record,” Blaydes said on a recent episode of Food Truck Diaries. “I want to break GSP’s. I think he’s got 90. I want to break his record. … I’m at (62). Yeah, (I can break it). I just need to be fighting.”
Blaydes isn’t satisfied with his amount of activity recently and admits that he has had challenges in booking a fight. Despite that, the 31-year-old believes that he is in good enough shape to claim the record before calling it a career.
“I want the record, and in order to get the record, I need to average like five takedowns a fight and at this rate,” Blaydes said. “I’m only fighting twice a year. I’m going to have to average five takedowns a fight, and I plan on doing it.”