Georges St-Pierre has all the confidence in the world in his abilities and trainings when he steps foot inside the Octagon.
As the reigning UFC welterweight champion, and with a 24-2 record and 11-fight win streak, that should be obvious.
However, GSP recently told Inside MMA that he has to deal with another feeling as he prepares that walk to do battle.
I try to be confident, but deep down inside, I’m afraid. I’m afraid to get knocked out, afraid to get humiliated, afraid to have done all that work and put all that effort for nothing, and not be as good as people expect me to be. That’s why I’m afraid. It’s not really being afraid of my opponent. I’m afraid of not performing the best as I should. And I think it’s the same fear that keep me sharp, keep my reaction time better, and make me perform better.
St-Pierre is expected to square off with Johny Hendricks later this year. Since returning from a knee injury, he has downed both Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz. Also, GSP has released a book and will be featured in the next Captain America movie.
Kind of interesting to hear St-Pierre reveal his feelings just seconds before battling an opponent. He seems so confident and sure of himself at that time from afar.