Georges St. Pierre brings in Dan Hardy to prepare for UFC 137 Title DefensePosted on September 28, 2011, 03:10 PM by Joey Santosus
Reigning Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre announced via Twitter today the arrival of a brand new training partner ahead of his UFC 137 title clash with Carlos Condit.
"Guess who landed in town yesterday night to come train with me? For sure he'll bring the much needed intensity to get prepared...Dan Hardy!!!" (via @GeorgesStPierre)
Hardy, a one time title challenger, is a peculiar choice for St. Pierre, who dominated the Brit for the duration of their five-round affair back at UFC 111. Though "The Outlaw" showed his resilience by refusing to tap out when caught in submissions that would have likely forced a lesser man to scream no mas, he has since went on to lose three-straight, including a dramatic first-round knockout loss to Condit last October.
What exactly St. Pierre is hoping to gain from this arrangement is unclear, however, according to "Rush," intensity is currently a "much needed" commodity within his camp, something that just so happens to be Hardy's specialty. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Will the unlikely unification pay dividends for the champ on October 29th or will Hardy's presence be more of a hinderance than a help?
Further Reading: Carlos Condit: I've always been a fan of Georges St. Pierre
Outer Photo: Georges St. Pierre before his fight with Matt Hughes during UFC 79 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 29, 2007. Photo credit: Francis Specker