- GEORGE ST-PIERRE RETURNS TO FORM

August 29, 2007
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by MMAWeekly TV


Just six months ago, Georges St-Pierre was riding has as the UFC Welterweight Champion of the World. But his world came crashing down on April 7 at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas. There, Matt Serra, the winner of the welterweight competition of The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, got his shot at the champ and knocked him out in the first round.


This past weekend, at UFC 74, St-Pierre returned to his winning form, defeating the #6 ranked welterweight in the world in Josh Koscheck. Ranked #2 in the class himself, St-Pierre dominated Koscheck en route to a three-round unanimous decision.


Prior to defeating Koscheck, St-Pierre did a lot of soul searching and made a lot of changes in his life to get things back on track. He has joined Team Jackson full time, training with the likes of Keith Jardine, Nate Marquardt, Joey Villasenor, Rashad Evans and more; he changed up his management; and even hired a sports psychologist to help him with the mental aspects of his training.


In an exclusive video interview with MMAWeekly.com, St-Pierre talked about some of those changes, “I’ve been working with a sports psychologist; he helped me a lot. [I had] a lot of great people around me, a lot of positive people … I think I have the best camp in the world.”


Of course, St-Pierre also discussed his performance in the Octagon and mentioned things that he needs to work on following the fight, his loss to Serra, how this win meant more to him than actually winning the belt, his thoughts on Diego Sanchez leaving Team Jackson and his desire to face the winner of Matt Serra vs. Matt Hughes for the UFC welterweight title.


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