You may recall a couple of weeks ago when UFC middleweight Pete â€œDragoâ€ Sell made some disparaging remarks about the mental toughness of one Georges St. Pierre:
â€œGSP is an awesome athlete. He has all the tools to dominate but he is a mental midget — his mentality is very weak. â€¦I don’t like the way he flip-flopped after the first fight with Serra. GSP was cool right after the fight but about 5 weeks afterwards he started making excuses saying he didn’t train properly, then GSP retracted and said Serra was the better man that night, well what was it? I don’t like how his story changed. I believe that all the pressure is on GSP, especially considering he is fighting in front of his countrymenâ€¦ Matt Serra is all heart and GSP is the type of guy that if they were in a bar GSP would back down from a fight while Serra is down for whatever.â€
St. Pierre has since responded to Sellâ€™s comments during a recent interview with the Winnipeg Sun:
Q: One of Serra’s proteges, Pete Sell, recently called you a mental midget and said “GSP is the type of guy that if they were in a bar, GSP would back down from a fight while Serra is down for whatever.” What are your thoughts on that?
A: Of course I’m not going to fight in a club. It’s just not my thing. If it doesn’t involve me personally or my family, I will avoid it. I believe if you’re a good person and treat people nicely, that incident wouldn’t arise. I think those situations happen to people who are uncomfortable with themselves. Or try to look tough or act like fighters. You attract what you look like. I don’t have anything to prove. When I fight, I do it for a living.
I donâ€™t think that St. Pierre has ever come off as the guy who would fight in the club, then again who in their right mind would pick a fight with GSP anyway?