GSP talks scientific training methods, the interim title and Silva vs. Sonnen IIPosted on February 9, 2012, 09:49 AM by Joey Santosus
Reigning Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who is currently recovering from ACL surgery, discusses his rehab, as well as his unconventional training methods. St. Pierre also offers his thoughts on the the UFC's crowning of an interim champ, and talks about the upcoming Middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. Photo: Francis Specker
Georges St. Pierre
"All of the training that I do now, it's based on scientific experiment. They did it during the Communist Bloc in USSR. Back then, if you remember, they had unlimited resources and budget because the USSR wanted to prove the supremacy of Communist. So, what they did, they wanted to build up the best athletes. All the results of the experiments that they've done, that's what I do. It's all based on that. They don't lift weights because it messes up their joints, so they do different kinds of workouts. It's about stability and mobility on the joints and the core.
The question is not if Chael Sonnen will beat Anderson Silva, I believe he has the perfect style to do it. The only problem is, his last fight with Michael Bisping, he was coming pretty straight, and if he does that with Anderson Silva, he will run into punches. So, I think if he can move standing up without getting hit and find a way to close the distance bring the fight to the ground, he's got a very good chance to win. The thing is not really if he's going to win or not, but how he's going to get out of Brazil after that?"
Further Reading: Georges St. Pierre remains open to fighting Nick Diaz