No Apologies From Georges St. Pierre

Josh Gross has been all over this story, so it's no surprise that he landed the first major interview with GSP.  The whole thing is must-read, but here are some of Georges' best excerpts:

I was training when his legs come up to posture up. And when he got the position to keep my head always over his head. By staying in a vertical position his leg was naturally going to go down. If I stayed flat, he would have been able to bring his leg up. But I stayed in a vertical position...

B.J. Penn, you were talking about his guard, he has very flexible legs. Another thing is, because he has very flexible hips, it made his thoracic cage more susceptible to being weak. That's why I was working a lot of elbows to the body. On the ground I was putting my elbow in his stomach to make him tired. And a lot of knees. It was my game plan...

When I lose, I always try to figure out why I lose. But the problem with B.J., he tries to figure out why he loses, but he doesn't focus on himself. He focuses on the other person. When I lost the fight I focused on what I did wrong. I didn't focus on what I cannot change. B.J., instead of focusing on things he can change to make himself better, he tries to focus on things he doesn't have any control over, and tries to find some excuse that it's not up to him. It's really an excuse. He should focus on things that he can change about himself in the fight to make himself better. That would be a better approach for him...

St. Pierre's approach to MMA is astonishingly complex compared to most other guys.  I heard BJ Penn on the Jim Rome show this week talking about how he had no strategy, he would just go with what worked.  That might be okay against most guys, but against an athlete like St. Pierre it just doesn't cut it.

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