GSP

                GSP não compete desde 2013, quando derrotou Johny Hendricks na decisão dividida - (Foto: UFC)

LANCE!
08/08/2016
16:55
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

Em dua oitava defesa de cinturão dos meio-médios, Georges St-Pierre dominou o americano Nick Diaz, a quem derrotou sem maiores problemas na decisão unânime dos juízes. No entanto quem viu a performance do ex-campeão não imagina o que GSP passou na noite anterior.

Através de uma rede social, o treinador de jiu-jitsu de St-Pierre, John Danaher, revelou que o canadense passou muito mal na noite que antecedeu aquele UFC 158.

- Georges bebeu um pouco de suco de melancia para a reidratação , que tinha sido deixado por muito tempo fora da geladeira e teve uma reviravolta no estômago. Ele passou a noite inteira vomitando, foi muito triste ver um treinamento todo poder ser arruinado por conta de um pequeno descuido. Na noite da luta, ele estava abaixo do peso e tivemos que reduzir o aquecimento com medo de esgotá-lo antes mesmo da luta - disse John, que explicou a estratégia usada pelo lutador.

- St- Pierre mostrou porque foi um grande campeão naquela noite e colocou uma performance dominante para ganhar na decisão unânime. Ninguém na platéia teria imaginado o grave problema que ele teve de superar. Ele usou um sistema para cadenciar os rounds, cronometrando as quedas e permitindo fugas da trocação para manter o ritmo da luta, enquanto controlava a ação, sem se esgotar . Ele trabalhou de forma brilhante e o problema foi superado -  encerrou.

Georges St-Pierre, de 34 anos, não luta desde 2013, quando derrotou johny Hendricks na decisão dos juízes e manteve o cinturão dos meio-médios. Desde então, o canadense optou por dar um tempo no MMA e vem negociando a sua volta ao UFC.

The best laid plans of mice and men: As a coach one of the main aspects of my job is to conceive plans of action that raise the likelihood of an athlete winning an event. Yet despite our best intentions, there is always a good chance of things going awry that require spontaneous change and adaption in the face of unexpected circumstances. All the major MMA fight camps I have been a part of furnished unforeseen incidents and drama that could not have been predicted and which had to be overcome. Probably the most flawless and well run fight camp I ever saw was that of Georges St-Pierre in preparation for Nick Diaz (Interestingly, his prior fight camp with Carlos Condit was probably the worst). We had an excellent game plan, the physical preparation was excellent, superb choice of sparring partners, all match contingencies covered, no injuries, no backstage drama, perfect weight cut - everything was perfect - until the very night before the fight when Georges drank some watermelon juice for rehydration that had been too long out of the fridge and got a badly upset stomach. He spent the entire night vomiting. It was so sad to see such a perfect camp get ruined at the last minute by such a minor oversight. The night of the fight, Mr St-Pierre came in underweight and drained. We had to curtail the warm up for fear of exhausting him before the bout even began. There was some drama with Mr Diaz's camp insisting that both sides have their hand wraps double checked. This was done, but we did not want them to see how bad Mr St-Pierre looked, so he had to put on an act of confidence and vigor when they came in the dressing room. In the end, Mr St-Pierre showed why he was a great champion that night, putting on a dominant shut-out performance to win a unanimous decision - no one in the audience would have guessed how serious a problem he had to overcome. He used a system of pacing the rounds and timing the takedowns and allowing standing escapes to maintain the pace of the fight whilst controlling the action but at the same time, not exhausting himself. It worked brilliantly and the problem was overcome. This kind of adaptation is crucial in fight preparation at all levels.

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