Georges St-Pierre: Josh Koscheck Has Said a Lot of “Stupid Things”

Written by Tim Ngo
August 14th, 2010

UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre

If you thought UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would have trouble getting up to fight a guy he already beat three years ago, think again. GSP feels that all of Josh Koscheck’s trash talking is just adding fuel to his motivational fire.

“I always train hard and never underestimate my opponent, but when you have a guy who says a lot of bad things – and I’m not going to hide it – a lot of stupid things about me and tries to insult me it gives me extra motivation,” St-Pierre said during an event hosted by Gatorade. “He’s thinking that he’s getting into my head, but getting into my head for a fight is a good thing because I think about him all the time.”

St-Pierre and Koscheck will serve as opposing coaches on this season’s edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series before they step into the Octagon in December. Kos is clearly hoping for a completely different outcome than what took place at UFC 74.

The French-Canadian out-wrestled Koscheck for 3Rounds to take a hard-fought unanimous decision in his first fight since losing the welterweight title to Matt Serra at UFC 69.

Being called a “Frenchy” by Kos is nothing new for St-Pierre, but it doesn’t mean he has to like it. Leading up to his subsequent re-match at UFC 83 against Serra, the New Yorker constantly used that nickname to draw his ire.

“He’s not the only guy who has said stupid stuff like this to me. I’m used to it and I’m smart enough to fight him smart and not fight him with emotion and make a mistake,” the welterweight king continued. “But when it’s time to punch him, just the little extra motivation I’m going to have at the end of the punch to twist my knuckle into the head, it will be a good thing. It will give me an extra power edge.”

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