Greg Jackson: You don't want to see GSP upset


Trainer Greg Jackson recently appeared on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show, and said UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre won’t let his disdain for Nick Diaz affect his performance Saturday night.

“I don’t think so," said Jackson. "Just because Georges is so smart. I always say that, but I don’t know if people realize just how smart he really is. He understands the game extremely well. Even if he gets mad, he’ll be able to control it and keep his business his business. He’s incredibly smart, like off-the-charts smart. I think he’s going to be much too smart to fall for that.”

Nick Diaz as a fighter, I really like him because he’s one of those few fighters that can almost always make somebody play his game. He does it in really smart ways. He’ll back you up against the fence and basically have a shootout that he’s probably going to win. If you take him down, you’ve got to deal with some really good ground skills. If you don’t engage that, he throws his arms up. He starts trying to punk you. He tries to attack your manhood so that you get mad at him, so that you do start playing that game. He’s really smart at what he does. He’s very, very clever, but as long as you stay away from those things, as long as you control those elements, you have a good chance of winning. It’s just dealing with that really, really smart pressure that he has that makes this fight interesting.”

“Up to the fight, I’m sure [GSP] will be emotionally invested in it. I wouldn’t want to see Georges upset. I’ll put it that way. He’s a son of a gun even when he’s calm and rational. … I’ve worked with that guy for years, and if you got him really upset and he stays focused, that would be a very dangerous individual.”

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PgaProMT site profile image  

3/14/13 9:57 PM by PgaProMT

Yes, my apologies. New to the forum, and got pretty turned around trying to follow thread. I commented on the wrong post a few times.

FightToLive site profile image  

3/14/13 7:53 PM by FightToLive

Think he was happy today @ the Press Conference?Bahhaaaaaa

MdGeist site profile image  

3/14/13 7:43 PM by MdGeist

Two of the judges gave both the 4th and 5th to Shields. Justifiably so, GSP really didn't do anything that round except get peppered with jabs.

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3/14/13 7:34 PM by Nick Diaz Number 1 Fan

Who are you quoting?

PgaProMT site profile image  

3/14/13 7:30 PM by PgaProMT

Dude, you're higher than Diaz, if you think Shields won any of those rounds.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

3/14/13 7:27 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

First Penn fight was extremely close after the first round.. Maybe should have been a draw.

PgaProMT site profile image  

3/14/13 7:19 PM by PgaProMT

Someone already beat me to it, but I'm going to say it any: Koschek isn't Diaz. In fact they are about as far apart as any two fighters in the same weight class can be.

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3/13/13 11:06 AM by Nick Diaz Number 1 Fan

I don't know if you know this, but Diaz and Koscheck are not the same person.

TeamRenzo site profile image  

3/13/13 10:58 AM by TeamRenzo

Koschek pissed off GSP and ended up regretting it as will Diaz

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3/13/13 10:51 AM by Zed Wayne Zed

I'd be more freaked out by an angry Greg."Well, gosh-golly, boy-oh-boy, I am steamed!Hot to trot.What I need from you right now, shucks....I just need you to give me a cotton-pickin' minute.Golly, I am hot under the collar. Boy howdy!"