Ultimate Fighting's Georges St-Pierre
Ultimate Fighting champion Georges St-Pierre, one of the subjects of the new photobook Fighter by Coach President Reed Krakoff, talks about his upcoming fight against BJ Penn and becoming a fashion icon.
I feel very good and very confident. I can't wait to fight this guy. It's been a long time.
I visualize myself winning. [laughs]
It was amazing. It was very fun. Reed is a very good photographer. It's a book for a very good cause–for people who got hurt during the [Iraq] war. The money goes for people who got injured during the conflict, so it's a very good cause.
I had a problem in school growing up, so I learned martial arts to believe more in myself and stay disciplined.
I'm not a very "fashion" guy, you know. But I like it. I like Georgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana. I like to be dressed with class and look sporty.
It was fun. It was like being back as a kid. We did some fighting scenes–it was totally different than real fighting, though.
Maybe after my career. I have a scholarship in kinesiology–fighting's not my only option. So I can find a job easy. But the job I have now has always been a dream for me. So far I'm having a good time doing it.
I want to keep fighting as long as I have a smile when I wake up in the morning.
When I get in the ring, I have a strategy that I'm following. I'm looking for the weak point of my opponent–I'm not fighting against his strength. That's how I win.