GSP trains with Mousasi: “What I learned was worth the trip”

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Mousasi GSP at Strikeforce. Photo: Esther Lin

Two of the most celebrated fighters in MMA today trained together and shared knowledge with each other over the last weekend. The beasts are Georges St. Pierre and Gegard Mousasi, UFC welterweight and Strikeforce light heavyweight champions, respectively. The fighters met up to train at the academy of Cesar Carneiro, in Miami. While GSP is preparing to defend his belt against Dan Hardy on March 27, Mousasi will have “King” Mo Lawal ahead of him in his first title defense in April.

“I see myself in Mousasi, but two weight classes above. He is a great fighter and has a very open mind. It’s amazing. He taught me two great techniques and those two things I learned today are worth my whole trip. I am going to work on it a lot, “said the Canadian, GSP, to the ‘Sports Illustrated’ website, going on to further praise the Strikeforce champion:

“He does things he doesn’t think about. He just does it. It’s really amazing. It’s something not everybody has. You can’t teach that. There is something from him that I know I can learn. If I can help him at the same time, we both are going to gain from each other. It’s a great experience. ”

Mousasi doesn’t follow a fixed training program or team. Recently, he trained with the man considered to be the world’s number-1 heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko. The fighter is one of those who doesn’t mind practicing the so- called ‘exchange’. After working with the Armenian, St.-Pierre approved. What counts is knowledge.

“If I could have a choice between money, fame or wisdom and knowledge, I would take wisdom first, without hesitation. I’m already a better fighter than I was before the practice. I have more knowledge.” concluded GSP.

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