Trainer Firas Zahabi Gives Update On GSP
Posted on 08 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Trainer Firas Zahabi recently spoke about Georges St-Pierre's recovery and return. Here are the highlights…
When Will GSP Be Back?: "I won't be confident to [give a time table] until I see him in the gym and moving around and live sparring."
What is GSP Doing Now, Training Wise?: "A little light jiu-jitsu," he said of St-Pierre's current schedule. "It's technique now, nothing live and nothing with contact. Just some light moving around and going over the moves he usually does and reviewing the playbook. You never know how it messes with a guy's game," Zahabi said of the layoff. "So let's see what he looks like in sparring and see how it goes."
On His Rules For Sparring: "A lot of guys sometimes think that the rules of my sparring that I run are too strict. But I've seen bones snap and joints be dislocated and all sorts of gruesome stuff. When you spend so many hours in the gym, you realize the dangers that are out there. I think you need a good lion tamer in the gym. Healing an injury is one thing, but preventing it is the better thing, the better avenue."