Heavy.com sat down for exclusive interview with St. Pierre's trainer Firas Zahabi to talk GSP, Tristar Gym, and why training Georges is becoming such a challenge.
Heavy.com: How is Georges progressing preparing for Hardy. Is his health where it should be?
Firas Zahabi: It's getting scary. Georges is getting better and better, believe it or not. If I compare him to last year he is far beyond where he was. He's a very scary individual. I can't even put him in with anybody his size. I have to bring in guys who are much bigger, much stronger. I had Nate Marquardt and Rashad Evans come in last week to challenge Georges. It's getting very tricky now. I can't put him with another welterweight because there is no other welterweight right now I can bring in who can make Georges sweat. We're looking to bring in Gegard Mousasi who is at 205 to work with Georges. I'm reaching out for big, strong guys to challenge him.
Heavy.com: This problem has been growing for some time. I remember Rashad Evans saying awhile ago that he had trouble putting Georges on his back. And he's a 205 pound guy.
Firas Zahabi: I can count on one hand the times we've seen Georges on his back. The times he is on his back, I usually force him to go on his back. Sometimes when we do situational sparring I'll start him there, because otherwise he doesn't see much time on his back. I want to make sure he has no weaknesses because you never know what will happen in a fight.
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