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This is Fox News fight game on Mike Straka joined now by the water only welterweight UFC champion.
George saint -- church thanks for coming and thank you.
So big fight Super Bowl week and you've got BJ Penn who wants to avenge a loss.
That he thinks should -- happen.
Absolutely I think it.
That's a fight that everybody wanna see so -- -- with as well you know that's -- -- and can afford to despite.
So on November 15 and the fight that people -- -- see believe are not ready to tour vs.
Brock Lesnar which Brock Lesnar is still new to the sport he's -- -- -- would heavyweight.
But he's a big guys -- -- he's got to be careful.
-- indirectly as -- that's -- that's -- -- it's not that type of guy that you you see the corner of the street you know so.
It's a huge -- -- agree that he.
Very explosive and very quick so it's -- -- and who has and we think of BJ Penn.
And surprise a lot of people with his stand up again Sean shirk.
We did he surprise you at all now because I I -- be -- Used to bucks for a long time he's very good standing up to get a great kick as well so -- was -- very surprised he.
EEE -- perform as good as years and I mean it was a great fighters a great he's the toughest -- and I think so far for me and I'm more -- -- -- finally and I want to be known as a best fighter and to be known as the best I need to fight of that so that's all good.
All right -- you speaking of best fighters there are three games that are always mention when people talk about the best fighters in the world pound for pound.
They'd normally -- Anderson Silva and -- saint -- How does -- make you feel to be in among the elite people I mean you are argued about about.
All the time about pound for pound best fighter world as you as -- make you feel.
But many feel great and show me that they're recognition.
That I have it's -- -- that.
It's an inspiration from me but.
I don't know you know I I don't fight to be best fighter in the left eye for myself.
I don't really care about it of course I did these guys that you just mean that -- -- -- simply somebody that they look up to.
Not because they get -- but also because they -- human being outside of the octagon.
And talk about.
Better that's -- found he could change in.
You know -- -- in the -- you know I mean.
He made a mistake and that's part and we know what it what happened you know so an earnest myself.
It's something that can change -- change very fast because nobody is invincible.
You talked about keeping you looked up to I remember there was a time when you looked up to Matt Hughes to the point where you psych yourself out before you you guys fought and -- Serve almost -- lost the fight before even went in there.
When did you turn a quarter.
And you -- -- you know what I'm I belong here.
I remember after my fight my first I would menus I I watched dad they're -- and I didn't realize until that time that point that I was doing pretty well actually so.
When I just saw the replay -- Told myself you know who George.
You know that I can can be -- -- -- -- -- -- better than it did him.
So is you know -- a -- it it's a win.
In a certain way you know speaking of not coming back from from -- yet a kind of a rough childhood tells little bit about your childhood.
And how does it shaped person you -- today.
While tough childhood that I mean Ivan would do well to -- -- very well I think.
It doesn't add problematic.
Have been -- -- problem that's cool growing up.
I had I had to fight a lot and and unfortunate.
And when you're when -- kids ordinary kid.
And there's a difference of -- years four years between you and the other kids.
And when there and I can they outnumber you like -- -- -- for -- against you even if you're doing martial -- you don't have the best of it.
So he is being used to -- -- -- -- -- you used to be hard for me private school and my family as well school.
But how is that.
Stay on the good side did those problems.
Make you turned to karate.
Actually I secretary when I was seven years old.
-- as the number one sport but what I come from its hockey school.
People are almost bored with that -- -- in their hands I used to plucky.
But it was also a big fan of terror -- I was watching a type of on them movie and my father's a black -- it in south.
Had to make a choice when it was.
Don't mean to say blood sport.
Had had had -- -- watching blood supply everything everything dad in this one.
But I don't know when you look back to those movies I used to watch his movies -- I remember and let's working on I was like this is this is awesome job LaMont.
And value of this -- -- god can.
Absolutely when you watch it now it -- is that we're a little bit but that negative -- use it get into that big F traffic on me -- and it didn't -- This of the time so what happened is I search for anyone -- was seven years old was very young and then asked -- when I first saw the first USC which toys we see.
I was thirteen injured and in new media inspire me right away anger that's what I wanted to do for a living so I I -- training and then mixed martial arts.
That's what about your training -- -- you're you're here in New York -- -- -- watch him with Phil -- you -- we -- coach.
You trained as a wrestler with the Canadian Olympic wrestling team couldn't you -- black numbers and jujitsu.
You've you've treat all these different disciplines but explain how you do it because if you are and I like I said earlier Kevin I really.
Is a guy who writes for Yahoo! Sports and you are really great column value one -- senior the evolution.
Of the mixed martial arts fighter people need to start doing what you're -- -- to explain the difference between somebody who.
Some does submissions one day and as we -- the next day and and how you approach your fighting training.
Absolutely I come from -- -- cushion to ready background.
I start training when I was seven years old until.
I would say it may be eighteen years old I was doing just -- ready.
Until the point that I saw the first -- -- -- and then -- -- teacher diet just before that so it's a coincidence.
So then -- nice start cross training because a -- he had mixed martial -- as -- he needed to be more well rounded.
And to be no more well rounded you need to train with the best -- lead in different sports so aside training boxing.
In the might play in resting and in Brazilian jujitsu.
It was hard at the time because I didn't know nothing it was.
Same same thing that somebody would never swim and you put him in the pool and you know he's he's gonna sink the same thing -- used to be hard but I keep persisting in.
Now I am more ram and I think by training in different disciplines like you have.
IK do it I'll need to improve more than and that -- who always train with the Saban group of people in the enemy all the things it chart.
I helped a sharp cut my skills when -- -- More than -- week away from a fight.
In single decision he does boxing just listening to us it doesn't it's -- just more -- -- But when I went and get into my eight -- 88 week prior fight.
-- I start -- more for -- and then me.
I put it all together.
I was speaking of sharp you have sharp elbow is -- when you noble people in the face you cut them.
Where did you learn or eat a lot of lot of guys have great doubles like that when you learn how to use those weapons well it is it's.
What I know come from.
My in my different an instructor there for a noble for example its -- -- -- -- he's professor -- -- what.
He's my coach and -- that.
He's a game -- me -- to cut plan.
We withheld and and it's only detect the Brady it's called that you do it's it's not that the you have -- former -- an -- somebody like an -- not for example you wanna cut somebody would have mobile.
You don't want you don't want to hit him right away just -- that.
-- -- legacy and you have eleven if you just wanna -- This isn't yet make him that that's how you cut somebody people sometime.
Different perception of what it is it's all about -- -- All right I used to be Taekwondo back and first time I got a foot and we -- fighter I thought I couldn't walk for two weeks because he just gave me one link -- How -- -- condition notions how you condition your body for that type of punishment.
One every every martial art as strong point.
More anti EA is like you -- about more than -- -- -- it -- -- -- -- more tied to listen to really make it into the background I come from.
It's all at techniques you know it's and it does that yet and there are certain nerds and in the end I think again and -- -- And by taking some -- you're feeling goes goes it goes away but if you wait a Ferris took some time without training came back.
-- martial art something good.
That you need to take.
Think on the for example from mom wanted to believe that when the got the best -- -- keep it ended in all McMartin martial art.
Point to already fighting at the bit that the best blitz that those -- -- with a close the distance from the fight that's what I do believe so in every.
You can take something and play a great apply it to you it's your game.
-- as a wrestler.
You know fight if I lock out that somebody sometime soon as you lock up you know all right I'm I got this guy is I can tell just by the way he locked up with me it's like a -- poker -- he -- he -- -- -- And then today is Eric tell is there a point when used to have an -- opponent so I'm gonna I'm gonna destroy this -- I know it.
I would say take a couple -- it take a -- to -- to do it to this.
When I fight.
I would see if fighting is 90% mental because when you get into the fight you know you're turning -- -- already done.
So yelled yeah are you need to change.
So that's why I think it's 90% mental because he can't change.
In good shape you will be you know it's -- they -- there.
So it's right where you could go if you already made this when you have doubled but the ball is in the -- you can't change the direction of the ball because it's already.
It's already happening.
The same thing in -- when you get into the open on your training has already done there's nothing you can do.
Even like I would say a week before -- there was nothing you can do you just focus on losing in the coming your way to -- the wind there was nothing else you can do.
So that's why it's so important mentally and enough fight talking about.
You can tell when your opponent break down.
-- Baghdad when I'm when I'm fighting somebody out I I studied tapes and studying what is is comfort zone and -- When he when he does when you start breaking down meant to be.
And sometimes what happened like for example when I -- just caution Crowe plays a part of the turnarounds -- I was on -- on them.
After he tried to put me down with a single -- I had -- on top of them and even before the end of the fight your opinion -- and he said it -- as a nation George.
That's something that and people doesn't know but does it it really happen that it arousal -- -- -- -- EEE -- It is it that's what -- and that's what that that's an indication that's where you break somebody mentally.
You know when you -- somebody mentally.
That's mean that there is that good good good chance that fight will go your way and -- most about it -- -- if it's not with not how it happened.
Before you have the fight.
Second time I went now ready to tour fought he grew up inside you could tell is Susie -- down and Gabriel broke his nose you could tell.
He broke mentally he was done right there you can tell when somebody broke mentally when you start fighting not to win -- start fighting to not -- -- that's when somebody is -- amounted to Ortiz -- excuse -- -- And he sees it -- dollar.
What am I -- I know this is gone along some word just Obama -- more questions.
Using the teach.
Is their -- to use the caged some fighters are better at it than others is -- is it technique to play indicate rather than fighting in a ring.
And acted -- advocates to train and how do you do it.
And that's -- -- the truth from my purse what I think.
I think mixed martial arts -- in a cage and -- should be in a cage the reason is.
And rings are are and are made for boxing or -- bucks and -- -- -- -- because when you fight in the ring sometime you can.
Because of the rope he can get outside of the -- which is make it made the sport more dangerous opponent in its and then.
It's an -- in -- KG is the way it's made it.
You get that go outside of the athenaeum and none none on instead of somebody -- -- up and EC.
And without nothing around it it's -- not a done.
So the boxer has not been in his element there wrestler has not been in the is -- so nobody is -- is elements and it's true it's more neutral and that's what I that's why believe.
It says the best surface to do to fight.
An excellent sense.
Fellow Canadian Patrick could take fighting Anderson Silva got any advice for protect.
-- I -- that yet I mean now.
Patrick and went to try really hard for this -- I saw him and the -- occasion petroleum as well.
He went in Boston between -- -- and Boston as well.
I want to surprise me it was -- and feeling that this fight he's got all the tools.
And even -- a -- of -- if -- it.
I think Patrick as mourn and a chance to win name is my friend before.
It to be a training partner of mine it.
And that I will be in Chicago to support him.
-- question over the weekend Marcus Davis had a fight in England he thought.
And he he had a great fight you may not seem to fight they had a really good fight.
And it ended a fight he said to about his opponent and -- -- tonight I -- if this -- my friend after this fight.
And that's what a unique things about and it may you guys all have most you guys that have any bad blood.
-- do it as you do this -- as a sport we also respect each other you're like one of the nicest people in the world.
What is your what is your mean streak like you how to use flip that switch from George saint Pierre.
The nice guy in that in the black Armani suit.
To -- saint -- The best fighter in the world.
That's an and pressing question everybody has a different.
And mentally -- -- for my purse but some of you I would never fight friend.
I -- -- -- good acquaintances.
But on the not a -- because because we're all.
China of friend but we're at we're not really friends.
Were you would say -- English where we're buddies.
I don't eight mile punt.
I never thought somebody that I hate.
If for example BJ -- but I don't hate him even -- I'm gonna -- And I -- If you wouldn't be here -- who wouldn't wouldn't be a great fight as much as a great fighter as it is.
I would make money.
And we make money to -- error so we work together.
And the best man will win.
One it I wanna win and I I just hope he's gonna come hundreds of Boston for -- fight.
-- -- -- I'm a proud that he's been a one man I want a deserved the win and I wanna I don't wanna win -- like -- -- like Howard you know likes I don't wanna fight I mean he's he's.
He's and I hope he's gonna become come a hundred them but some.
And I think that's what made at this point great you know were all at -- and the we don't need two to eight each other tool to fight each other incident that's where we're training for an.
That's what is -- about what is your Chinese -- to -- it means jujitsu that's mean can be very nice group and I are very rude very mean.
-- and -- -- answer that question notice of the previous question there had been -- are we're gonna wrap -- up this is this is George -- Pierre and this is Fox News fight game.
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