Head Trainer for Georges St. Pierre, Firas Zahabi was guest on Canadian TV show TVA Sportsand this week and discussed his star pupils training for his upcoming UFC title defense against Johny Hendricks next month. Zahabi also dished a little tidbit about where St. Pierre’s future could be headed following the bout with Hendricks:
“George told me … If he still has the motivation for another training camp, he will continue. Otherwise, he will retire, ” said Firas Thursday. “Motivation is the most important thing. When you do not have it, you have nothing. Georges is motivated for this camp. He trains well.”
“We need to train every day, do not go out and do not do things you love. Train all day long, it is not easy, it’s really something. It takes a special mind to do MMA. ”
“This is the first time he will face a fighter with such a large strike force,” said Zahabi. “Often, a guy who hits like Hendricks has no endurance. This is often one or the other.
“But it will not be easy for him to do five rounds against George. That will be his first time.”
“This will be the 12th time he tries to win or defend a world title. His mind is there and it has a lot of experience.”