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Georges St-Pierre Was Pushed By His Own Training Weakness

Georges St-Pierre experienced one of the toughest times of his adult life when he was forced to sit on the sidelines following knee surgery.

The Canadian, who is known as a workout-warrior, has not fought since early in 2011. St-Pierre returns to action on Saturday against Carlos Condit at UFC 154.

Following doctor’s clearance, St-Pierre returned to training. However, it didn’t go as he expected.

“What happened is, you can be in shape, but being in fighting shape is very different,” said St-Pierre, during a recent press conference. “I got back to sparring, and I got tired very fast. It took maybe a month to get it all back, but I feel better than before I got hurt.”

St-Pierre continued, saying, “you hit a wall. I am a very proud person, but I didn’t look good in training when I first got back. I am a proud person and used to being the best. When I came back, it didn’t happen. I got very shock; more like a pride thing. That’s what made me push through the wall.”

GSP has successfully defended his welterweight title six times since winning it from Matt Serra in 2008.

Photo credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog

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