Georges St. Pierre talked about his fight with Jon Fitch at UFC 87 with Toronto Sports Radio a few days ago. GSP compared Fitch to “The Terminator” and said it was “very discouraging” because he could not finish him. At one point GSP said he was praying while inside the cage because Fitch, the beast, would not go down. GSP decided to go for the knockout instead of submission because so many have tried in vain to submit Fitch.
GSP is headed to Brazil to vacation and to do some BJJ training.
It seems Matt Hughes left his seat at UFC 87 during the GSP vs. Fitch fight and exited the arena because “it was a boring fight and St. Pierre wasn’t showing anything.” Wow. Does anyone believe for a second that is the real reason, if Hughes did indeed get up and walk out? Rather, one might be inclined to believe that the former welterweight champ was turning a bright shade of green and had to flee the scene before anyone noticed.
The interviwer asks, “Do you think he felt insulted or slighted because you said Fitch was the toughest fight to date and maybe he thought, what about me? Wasn’t I the toughest fight.” Georges clearly responds, “No, he was not the toughest fight. You just have to look at the results of the fight. I got him in two rounds and Jon Fitch stayed in there for five rounds.”
At least Matt Serra knows where to give credit when credit is due. He reportedly said after the GSP vs. Fitch fight that, “Georges St. Pierre is just too strong and too athletic for anyone in the division.”
GSP then spoke about the future match up of Hughes vs. Serra. He says, “If he [Hughes] stays the same as his last couple of fights, he’s gonna lose. It looked like he didn’t make the sacrifice to be ready for the fight and mentally it looked like he didn’t have the drive anymore.”
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