Georges St-Pierre fanboys, get your notepads ready. The UFC welterweight champ has just revealed the same pre-fight ritual he’s executed en route to becoming the baddest 170-pounder to ever live.
Sure 23,152 screaming Canadians inside the Bell Centre in Montreal and millions more watching across the globe saw GSP’s stand-up clinic at UFC 124, but until now, only those within his trimmed-down inner circle have witnessed what it takes for him to perform when the lights come on.
In an exclusive pre-game interview with MMAConnected, St-Pierre discusses his mentality behind isolating himself from non-Team GSP members as game time approaches
Fans caught a glimpse of how important visualization was during the 29-year-old’s tenure as coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 12.” For those that thought it was all an act when he made his proteges role play the next day’s fight activities, even going as far as arranging an entrance walk while teammates cheered, he did the exact same thing just hours before the biggest fight of his career.
GSP parlayed his pre-fight routine into his eighth consecutive convincing victory the following night. As the old adage goes, ‘If it ain’t broke…”
Please click the media player below to watch what it takes to get GSP’s mind right: