Well, it was nice while it lasted. Matt Serra seems to be good at pulling off the impossible: not only did he destroy Georges St Pierre last time they fought, he also managed to piss St Pierre off for this fight. It’s nigh impossible to remember the last time Georges St Pierre seemed mad about anything … personally I used to doubt if he was even capable of getting angry. But for the past few weeks, Georges has been talking about lines crossed, things said, and so on and so forth. I kinda wondered if it was a good sign that GSP was taking things personally, or if that was just an indication of how Serra was still in his head.
Well, regardless of which it was, I guess it doesn’t matter now. Because Georges seems to have returned to his zen-like state:
“After the fight, no matter what happens, I’m gonna shake Matt Serra’s hand-A lot of things have been said, some stuff crossed the line a little bit, but I think Matt Serra is a good person and I want to fight the best Matt Serra for my honor. I want to be the real champion, and I want to beat the champion when he’s at his best, and I’m sure it’s the same thing for him. After the fight, win, lose, no matter, I’m gonna shake his hand and maybe we can have a drink together.”
Silly Georges … there’s no beer allowed at the hospital. I suppose I should be happy that the ‘old’ respectful GSP is back … he was never good at pulling off ‘cocky’ (remember the whole Matt Hughes “I Wasn’t impressed by your performance” incident) and even when he was pissed he just came off sounding kinda silly. The GSP who seems to just shrug off whatever’s going on in the world is the GSP I’ve actually come to know and love, even through it means there’s a lot less shit for me to write about him on this site.