twitter google

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

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca

Event Date: December 4, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs. VanZant

Event Date: December 10, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale

Event Date: December 11, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor

Event Date: December 12, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2

Event Date: December 19, 2015
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit

Event Date: January 2, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass