Firas Zahabi, the head trainer for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, sees the light at the end of the tunnel for his fighter – should he continue at the same pace.
Outside of spending time on the sidelines due to his recent knee issues, St-Pierre hasn’t taken much time off. He is a known workout warrior, and has even thought about trying out for the Olympics to represent his country.
However, all of that is taking a toll on the body of GSP, as evident by his knee surgery. Zahabi, in an interview with Sherdog.com, talked about what changes could be in store for St-Pierre down the road.
“He’s giving up a lot of free time and leisure time and experiences he could be having in life to maintain his title, to maintain this excellence. It’s a difficult thing to do,” he continued. “He’s going to have to make that choice one fight at a time. Does he want to go through another training camp? Right now at this time, yes, for sure. There’s no doubt in my mind he wants to do another one, but down the line, two or three more training camps, is he still going to want to do it? That’s up to him. Does he still have the fire and the passion? We’ll see.”
So, is GSP working too hard, or is this the kind of time that needs to be devoted to be one of the best in the world?