UFC 129 Video: Jake Shields Can Expect a Much Bigger GSP
GSP trainer Firas Zahabi on his weight cut,
“Georges has been getting better at cutting weight. He’s walking around at 194 (pounds). There was a time when he used to walk around at 180 to make 170. He cuts weight so easily we added more muscle … Now he’s on a protein and vegetable diet. Right now his exercise is significantly cut, but he’s going to shed water. It’s only temporary weight loss. It’s not real weight loss. You’re not dropping fat. (The final weight-cut) lasts about six days . . . By Friday he’ll have six or seven pounds left and we’ll put him in the sauna. I don’t recommend this to anybody, even professional athletes. This is somebody who’s very seasoned. As soon as the weigh-in is done (Friday afternoon) we’ll give him a recovery drink. We’ll even give him Prime (a workout supplement by Gatorade, which sponsors St-Pierre) because he needs the carbohydrates that much more . . . he’ll enter the ring at 192 or 193 pounds.” [TheStar]
Georges St. Pierre has apparently taken to the art of cutting weight. The 170 lb. champion could have a significant size advantage over Jake Shields come Saturday night.
Anderson Silva (185 lb. champion) = GSP (193 on fight night) – I’m just saying…