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Georges St-Pierre Prepared for a Well Rounded Hendricks at UFC 167

Posted on by Andrew Potter

Georges-St-Pierre-UFC-Expo-2013UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is expecting a well rounded performance from Johny Hendricks when the pair step into the Octagon on Saturday night at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, but concedes that it could end up being a slug fest on the feet with both fighters having strong wrestling credentials.

“I believe I’m going to get hit in this fight and I’m ready for it. I’m not scared of it,” St-Pierre told MMAWeekly.com. “I believe it is most likely that chances are that, yes, I’m going to get hit. If you get hit and you’re scared that’s when you take all the impact and you have to be ready for it.

“​Johny is a very well rounded fighter and he’s got a lot more than this. He’s got a great right hook as well and an uppercut, knees, great double leg. He’s very well rounded. I prepared very well for what I believe is coming for the fight and of course people talk about his left hand, but I don’t only focus on that.”

While retirement rumors linger over St-Pierre heading into the fight, the UFC champion is confident that all the work has been done to ready himself for his ninth title defense relating it to studying for an exam at school.

“​It’s like an exam,” he continued. “When you’re at school and if you study very well for your exam you’re going to be very confident and I studied very well for this fight. I study every day, everything I did. Everything I had to do. Work very hard and bring all the training partner and good sparing. Good technique. So I’m very confident.”

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  • blessedfan

    GSP is the greatest mixed martial artist in UFC history. Jits, wrestling, tae kwon do, boxing, thai boxing and conditioning. Fairytales don’t often end so well. It would be so honorable of him to retire on top while opening the door for Rory. An all class champ. When he knocks Johnny out, the credits will roll and I will be greatful that I got to watch him become the greatest champion there has ever been.

    • Guest

      if he’s so great, then why did he switch from such an exciting fight style where he regularly finished guys to such a boring jab & ground hugging style where he chooses to win by points and not finish fights even when the opportunity presents itself? GSP is pretty good but not quite the greatest in MMA history. That’s a bit far fetched.

      • toom

        who is better right now and so your saying that if you were a better wrestler then everyone else and it was a higher percentage for you to win you would stand and strike who are you leonard garcia

        • Guest

          Anderson Silva is way better than GSP.

  • dgs

    “I believe I’m going to get hit in this fight and I’m ready for it. I’m
    not scared of it,” St-Pierre told MMAWeekly.com. “I believe it is most
    likely that chances are that, yes, I’m going to get hit. If you get hit
    and you’re scared that’s when you take all the impact and you have to be
    ready for it.”

    Georges I will believe it when I see it. You have been very scared to get hit since your Serra KO, as evidenced by your significant change in fighting style after that KO. But yes, you are going to get hit in this one, and I hope you mean what you just said, because your gun shy fighting style the past six years is in direct contradiction with your statement.

  • sandra

    really happy that i actually get to watch the fight at cagewatcher(.)eu