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Georges St Pierre shooting for the Olympics

There was a press conference today to hype up UFC79, and one thing that came out of it was this interesting news:

Some people have questioned whether or not St. Pierre has had sufficient time to prepare for Hughes as he took the fight on three weeks notice. Accord to St. Pierre, taking the fight on short notice was not an issue as he was already in excellent shape. “I was actually training for the Olympic Games. For the tryout for the Olympic wrestling, I was in amazing shape and I had the best training camp of my life. A lot of guys came down, every round I was fighting a fresh guy all the time so I trained myself to fight an army so one man will never break me down.”

Well holy shit, Georges St Pierre is trying to get himself on the Canadian Olympic team? That’s pretty awesome, I must say. It doesn’t surprise me all that much either … word from everyone on the block is he’s definitely got the skills to back up the attempt. I just hope he doesn’t pull a Kid Yamamoto and take a break from MMA in order to fulfill his Olympic dreams. Considering all these stupid Olympic guys trying to make the jump to MMA, it’d be kinda refreshing to see it go the other way. WAR GSP!

  • Mike O

    i was like omg fresh insider information! I’m going to go bet on GSP now! but the odds are still heavily for GSP winning so its not worth it.

  • pauli

    when are the tryouts? i’d find nothing funnier than for gsp to beat matt, and then vacate cause he makes the team before he can defend the belt.

  • scorchamatic

    most olympians are riddum deficient. this would be a nice change of pace.

  • Gavin

    The tryouts were Dec. 13-16 and he was going to do it if Serra hadn’t pulled out. I heard about this a few days ago:

  • HiYall

    I’m almost disappointed that he is fighting this weekend. I think it would have been pretty cool to see GSP make it in the Olympics. But, I’d rather see him fighting in the UFC…

  • Wu Tang

    OMG ITS KID!!!

  • queero mcgayguy

    has there ever been a single event in gsp’s life that wasn’t the best thing ever? it’s always the best training camp, getting the shit beaten out of him is the best thing that ever happened to him, he’s always in the best shape of his life

  • kentyman

    GSP after shitting his pants:

    This shart was the best thing that ever ‘appened to me. I do not tell my fans that I will never shart again; nobody can promise such a thing. But I can promise next time I fart that I will put one ‘undred percent into not actually shitting at the same time.

  • turbofeber

    hehe nice one kentyman :)