UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre has been fighting since 2002, and picked up his first UFC Belt at UFC 58 against Matt Hughes. Besides a hiccup against Matt Serra, and his fight to get back in the title hunt, GSP has been fighting in championship fights ever since. The future hall of famer is closer to the end of his career than he is the beginning, and he has a tough test against number one contender Johny Hendricks coming up at UFC 167. St-Pierre’s long time trainer Firas Zahabi says that GSP will only continue if he is motivated for another fight.
Zahabi told TVA Sports:
“George told me … If he still has the motivation for another training camp, he will continue. Otherwise, he will retire. Motivation is the most important thing. When you do not have it, you have nothing. Georges is motivated for this camp. He trains well.”
“We need to train every day, do not go out and do not do things you love. Train all day long, it is not easy, it’s really something. It takes a special mind to do MMA. “
“This is the first time he will face a fighter with such a large strike force. Often, a guy who hits like Hendricks has no endurance. This is often one or the other.
“This will be the 12th time he tries to win or defend a world title. His mind is there and it has a lot of experience.”
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