UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre appeared recently on Inside MMA, and related how he felt walking to the Octagon.
“I’m scared,” said GSP. “Before a fight, I doubt about myself. I’m scared.”
“I try to be confident, but deep down inside, I’m afraid. I’m afraid to get knocked out, afraid to get humiliated, afraid to have done all that work and put all that effort for nothing, and not be as good as people expect me to be. That’s why I’m afraid.”
“It’s not really being afraid of my opponent. I’m afraid of not performing the best as I should. And I think it’s the same fear that keep me sharp, keep my reaction time better, and make me perform better.”
GSP also discussed Anderson Silva.
"Anderson has a big fight with Chris Weidman. Chris Weidman, I know him and believe me he's the top guy Anderson Silva has ever faced. For me, Chris is my friend, and I believe he's going to win."