First I want to thank everybody for their get well wishes — I feel way better right now than I felt when I came back from L.A. It took me 3 days to recuperate and get back 100%. I didn’t take any medication – I just slept better and trained to sweat it out. After I felt better, I went to New York to see my trainer Phil Nurse and train with 4 of his students who had an upcoming fight at The Wat – Brett, Sean, Nicholas & Stan. It seems to me that every time I go to New York, those guys get better & better all the time. I also saw my old friends Eric Owing & Andre Gusmao – we went to dinner and then out together for a great night.
Then I came back in Montreal with new tricks and more tools than I had before I went to New York. It’s very important for me to help my friends and training partners when they need it because they were there for me when I prepare for my fights. When I came back to Montreal, I kept training with Patrick Cote & Denis Kang, who are both fighting on October 25th. Kang is fighting in Calgary, and Patrick Cote is fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC World Middleweight Championship. Patrick looks better than I have ever seen — even though the odds are not in his favor, I would not be surprised to see him shock the world. It would be great to have world champions in Quebec!
Georges Laraque, one of my friends who also plays for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, gave me two tickets to go see their game Saturday night. Even though it was an off-season game, it was very fun and then after I went to see EliteXC at a friend’s house.
Gina did a nice performance and I’m glad for her because she also represents the sport very well. The main event was obviously a tough situation because Ken had to pull out because of a cut… and I have a lot of respect for Seth & Kimbo to still go out and put on the fight for the fans.
I know a lot of people have been seeing on the internet that I signed with CAA — I think it is a very smart move from my manager to get me on board with CAA because they represent some of the greatest athletes in sports and in the entertainment industry. I’m glad and honored to be the first MMA fighter that they represent.
After a quick trip to L.A. for a personal appearance, I’m now in Albuquerque for training with Keith Jardine, Joey Villasenor & some other guys in Team Jackson to help them out for their upcoming fights. But I can’t wait until this weekend — my mentor, Krystoff Midoux, is coming in Montreal from France to see me. It has been a while that I haven’t seen him — we’ve been talking on the phone every week to keep in touch, but I’m very excited to see him back in Montreal. He’s such a crazy character and he’s the guy who started me in the sport when I was a nobody. So even though I’m a world champion right now, for me, Krystoff will always be higher than me in the hierarchy because he’s my first teacher of MMA…
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UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre blogs about his life as a professional mixed martial artist at Yardbarker.com. This excerpt originally appeared on St-Pierre’s Yardbarker.com blog and is syndicated on MMAFrenzy.com as part of a partnership between the two sites.