MMA Video Classics: George St-Pierre Lesson on Sprawling and Taking the Back

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre may be facing his toughest test to date when he squares off with former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto. The fight is sold out with more than 55,000 fans expected in attendance.

With Shields’ prowess on the mat, and St-Pierre’s penchant for trying to beat his opponents in their area of expertise, it’s not unlikely that this fight will end up on the floor at some point.

We’ve recently decided to resurrect some of the old videos in our library and came across the video below of St-Pierre demonstrating a sprawl and transition to taking the back. This video is from a while back, but could it be a harbinger of things to come at UFC 129?

We shall see, but until then, enjoy a little private lesson from GSP…