John Danaher Reveals Georges St-Pierre’s Private Struggle Up to Middleweight

John Danaher Reveals Georges St-Pierre’s Private Struggle Up to Middleweight

After four long years, Georges St-Pierre decided to come back to the UFC and challenge himself once again. He didn’t…

“EXPERIMENT WITH MIXED RESULTS: THE VICTORY BY WELTERWEIGHT GEORGES ST-PIERRE AT MIDDLEWEIGHT TO GAIN A NEW WORLD TITLE WAS A BOLD EXPERIMENT WITH A TRULY GREAT RESULT, BUT WAS NOT WITHOUT ITS PROBLEMS. THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE SIZE. MR. ST-PIERRE ALWAYS WALKED INTO THE OCTAGON AROUND 189 POUNDS ON FIGHT NIGHT THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. THIS MADE HIM A VERY AVERAGED SIZED WELTERWEIGHT. IN ORDER TO MOVE UP TO MIDDLEWEIGHT, MR. ST-PIERRE TOOK ON A NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE WEIGHT GAIN AND HOLD WEIGHT DURING THE RIGORS OF A FULL FIGHT CAMP. THE RESULT WAS A DISASTER. TWO WEEKS INTO CAMP HE DEVELOPED SEVERE STOMACH PAINS AND VOMITING. INITIALLY IT WAS SUSPECTED THAT HE HAD AN ILLNESS, BUT ALL TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE.”

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