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    Default Firas Zahabi: Georges St. Pierre’s Training Camps Not Sustainable

    Firas Zahabi: Georges St. Pierre

    On whether St. Pierre is less likely than other champs to be fighting when he’s 35: “I think so because his training camps are not sustainable forever. His training camps are very difficult. I’ve done a lot of training camps. I could tell you the energy, time and money and hours spent doing a GSP training camp is ridiculous. It’s borderline insane. There’s a lot of effort going into preparing him for his fights. Can he live this lifestyle for another four or five years? I don’t know. Because it’s not a balanced lifestyle. It’s not a balanced lifestyle for him.

    “He’s giving up a lot of free time and leisure time and experiences he could be having in life to maintain his title, to maintain this excellence. It’s a difficult thing to do. He’s going to have to make that choice one fight at a time. Does he want to go through another training camp? Right now at this time, yes, for sure. There’s no doubt in my mind he wants to do another one, but down the line, two or three more training camps, is he still going to want to do it? That’s up to him. Does he still have the fire and the passion? We’ll see.”

    On the idea of St. Pierre cleaning out the welterweight division: “They always say that. They’ve been saying that since the B.J. Penn fight at UFC 94. ‘There’s nobody else, there’s nobody else.’ There’s always a guy that pops up. Jake Ellenberger looked great, and then there’s going to be another guy. There’s Demian Maia. Demian Maia’s on a win streak. There’s always an up-and-comer. You can’t forget that every time there’s a show, the deck gets shuffled. That’s why I don’t really believe there’s nobody else. Look at Robbie Lawler, for instance. He had a tremendous win. Very impressive win. That guy can hit you with one punch and it’s over. Same thing with Jake Ellenberger, same thing with [Johny] Hendricks.

    “There are so many studs out there. Tomorrow, when you run out of them, the next day you’ll find a new guy with a great performance, like Erick Silva, for instance. I’m sure he’s going to go on a winning streak. He just lost to Jon Fitch. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins three, four fights in a row. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. It wouldn’t shock me the least bit, and he could become a No. 1 contender. There’s always going to be another guy. There’s too many good guys out there. I think it’s a myth that the division can be cleaned out.”

    On the jab in MMA: “Everybody kind of thinks they know how to jab, but they really don’t. A lot of times you show them the real jabbing mechanics, different types of jabs for different types of situations, and I haven’t come across many MMA fighters that are familiar with the system of jabbing. … It’s very complex. It’s not that simple. When to jab, how to jab, the context. When can you jab without paying for it? Without getting clipped? Without getting countered?

    “You saw Georges jab [Nick] Diaz beautifully. It was a good punch to keep Diaz on his heels. Diaz, once he gets going with two-, three-punch combinations, then it becomes an avalanche of flurries and you can’t stop him. Once he gets going like that, you can’t stop him. Georges used the jab not to even let him get going. He cut him off, just like he did with [Josh] Koscheck. Sometimes the jab is called for, and sometimes it’s not. The biggest weakness to a jab is the kick. If a guy’s a powerful kicker, it’s hard to jab. Like [Carlos] Condit is a little bit harder to jab because he has such a powerful kick. A round kick could beat a jab, but any punch will lose to a jab. If you throw an uppercut and I throw a jab correctly, I’ll beat your uppercut. I’ll beat your hook. I’ll beat your overhand right. If I jab correctly, a jab should cut off any punch.”
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    A lot of good points there well spoken. Cleaned out I agree to disagree with what he said as most are at there prime all capital of beating GSP, but no where near able to maintain it long. Eric Silva I believe has the potential to get where GSP is Rory also. GSP has cleaned out the div of fighters able to compare his run, but the next door opened may be his replacement.

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    Good stuff from Firas as always. Now maybe we can take him off the list that includes the likes of Ed Soares and Cesar Gracie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmawolverine View Post
    Good stuff from Firas as always.
    ...as always?

    Now maybe we can take him off the list that includes the likes of Ed Soares and Cesar Gracie.
    You can. I won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    ...as always?



    You can. I won't.

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    What has he done to place himself in such bad company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    What has he done to place himself in such bad company?
    Nothing that I konw of but you're talking to a douche so meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    What has he done to place himself in such bad company?
    he's a promoter, they're bottom feeders by nature. But I lost all faith in him when he tried to explain away Hendricks as the #1 contender in favor of a bigger money bout with Diaz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qball1974 View Post
    Nothing that I konw of but you're talking to a douche so meh.
    ...and yet you can't seem to stay away from any of my posts.

    ...or spell "know" correctly.

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    right...responding to something I'd written is a shockingly daring plan to see if I'd respond.

    you're totes a diabolical genius. totes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    right...responding to something I'd written is a shockingly daring plan to see if I'd respond.

    you're totes a diabolical genius. totes.


    rh
    Definitely a word adults over 21 should never use.

    Do you wander around calling things legit? That was definitely not totes adorbs.





    Zahibi is not nearly as bad as Soares or Cesar. But he says whatever will legitimize a fight but hasn't had to very often for Georges.

    GSP/Diaz was all about the easier paycheque. We all know the grudge was a guise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Definitely a word adults over 21 should never use.
    If you'll notice, I only use it where normal sarcasm needs a superhuman bump...and I'm dealing with the intellect of a tween.

    Do you wander around calling things legit? That was definitely not totes adorbs.
    I never wander.



    anywhere.







    I stalk the earth.

    Zahibi is not nearly as bad as Soares or Cesar. But he says whatever will legitimize a fight but hasn't had to very often for Georges.
    so he's a whore, but not as big of a whore. Got it.

    GSP/Diaz was all about the easier paycheque. We all know the grudge was a guise.
    yeah. I totes picked up on that.

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