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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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GSP gets his Black Belt in BJJ

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“This was the high point in my career … When I received my black belt in karate, when I conquered the UFC belt, and today.”

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre gushes about his recent promotion to Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Bruno Fernandes from the Gracie Barra camp. Fernandes is a decorated practitioner who now resides in Canada along with “Rush.” The honor could perhaps not have come at a better time — St. Pierre is set to rematch BJ Penn at UFC 94 on January 31 … and his jiu-jitsu is kind slick, too. Just a little bit.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 08:59 PM
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Just another thing to add to GSP's already stellar arsenal. This guys so well rounded its sick.

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I heard he was offered this awhile back but refused it since he thought he did not deserve it.

Now GSP can finally focus on his striking, especially better head movement and maybe some Muay Thai? That would be awesome.
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I heard he was offered this awhile back but refused it since he thought he did not deserve it.

Now GSP can finally focus on his striking, especially better head movement and maybe some Muay Thai? That would be awesome.
Ya I think that is GSP's weak point too, if you can call it a weak point.

His striking is usally pretty damn good, but when you compare it to A. Silva, he is just on another level. Would love to see GSP possibly go train with some Chute Box guys to improve his striking.

You have to love GSP always trying to improve even when he's #1 and people constantly reminding him of it.

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wow..thats great..
yeah he refused to recieve his blackbelt before for he thinks he did'nt deserve it before..

black belt in karate now black belt in bjj.. he joins machida and mir with these titles.

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The fact that he refused a black belt just shows how humble the dude is... still I don't know if he'll be able to beat BJ.

Edit: Then again, his refusal to take it may just show you how much he wants his reputation to be that of a "good, humble man". Either way, the dude definitely deserved it.
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That's really cool for GSP.

I'd like to see him improve his head movement and muay thai more though. I think he should take 2 or 3 months and train strictly standup in Thailand. He would be unbeatable then.
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GSP is getting the right tools to be the undisputed WW champion for a long time.

Im pretty sure that his BJJ is way above the normal black belt level. Combine that with world-class wrestling skills and very relaxed striking, hes getting there.

I agree that I wouldnt mind seeing him work his muay thai. To those who still think BJ got a chance, you'll see the night of the event
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GSP is getting the right tools to be the undisputed WW champion for a long time.

Im pretty sure that his BJJ is way above the normal black belt level. Combine that with world-class wrestling skills and very relaxed striking, hes getting there.

I agree that I wouldnt mind seeing him work his muay thai. To those who still think BJ got a chance, you'll see the night of the event
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GSP's striking is World Class. I really dont know where you people come off with these expert analysis comments.
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