Prior to his current status as the world’s most “boring” mixed martial artist, detractors dissed welterweight king Georges St-Pierre for being a mental midget. While it appeared as though he exercised those demons by rattling off seven consecutive wins en route to reclaiming his title, GSP has admitted Josh Koscheck’s mind games have affected him.
“He’s definitely gotten into my head, which is a good thing for me,” St-Pierre said during this week’s conference call. “If you look at all the guys that I’ve fought in the past that have been very arrogant with me, I did very well.
“So it will give me more motivation to train hard, and [I’ll] always think about the scenario in my head. When it is time to fight, I will have done my homework.”
While the soft-spoken champ has been more amused than offended with most of Koscheck’s comments, the French-Canadian refused to let his talkative challenger slide when he blatantly lied on the media call.
“That’s not true. He’s not happy at all,” St-Pierre stated after Kos claimed to be ecstatic over fighting in GSP’s backyard of Montreal.
What about St-Pierre’s squeaky clean image, is that too good to be true?
“He comes across different than what he is in person,” Koscheck said.
“That’s not true at all,” St-Pierre strenuously objected. “I’m not a fake person and you’re going to see on TUF 12 that it’s not true at all. I never derailed from the person that I believe I am and for what I stand for.”
Oh, and don’t even get St-Pierre started on Koscheck claiming he’ll engage in a shootout with the planet’s baddest welterweight.
“A third lie in this interview right now is [when he said] he’s going to keep the fight standing up … because I’m sure he’s going to take me down,” St-Pierre added. “I’m ready for the eventuality.
“No problem. It’s part of the mind games. Don’t worry. I’ll be ready for you, man. I’m going to keep my wrestling sharp.”
The two will do battle at UFC 124 on December 11th inside the Bell Centre in Canada.