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Getting To Know Georges St. Pierre

I caught up with Georges "rush" St. Pierre after a 2 ½ hour wrestling session. He was driving back from the gym with his friend and training partner, David the crow Loiseau.

MA: Georges, how are you doing my friend?

GS: Hello Marco. I'm very good, thank you. How are you?

MA: Excellent, thanks for taking this time to talk with me. How's it going with getting ready for your title shot against Matt Hughes?

GS: Everything is going well. I just keep working as hard as I can to prepare myself for a good fight. Some people say it's too early for me to fight a guy like Matt Hughes. But, I know I'm ready. Next Friday I will show the world how ready I am.

MA: Cool. I can't wait to see you win that championship belt. I'd like to ask you some questions to help the fans better learn who Georges St.Pierre is.

GS: Sounds good, go ahead.

1) WHICH CDs ARE MOST OFTEN IN YOUR CD PLAYER?

Kanye West, Sean Paul, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Dr. Dre. I listen to everything but, I love Reggae and Hip Hop.

2) WHAT MOVIE HAVE YOU WATCHED THE MOST TIMES?

Star Wars! I love all the Star Wars movies. I have them all on DVD.

3) RATE YOUR COOKING ABILITIES ON A SCALE OF 1 to 10

Cook? (laughing) uhm, probably a little worse then Loiseau. I'll say a 3.

4) DID YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF DOING WHAT YOUR DOING NOW?

No, at first I thought I was going to be a cop. Then I saw Royce Gracie! I was taking Karate back in 1993 when I saw the first UFC. I saw this little Brazilian guy making these big guys tap out and I thought "oh shit! That's what I want to do". After my first competition I knew for sure that this was what my life was going to be. To me, the UFC championship is the most important title in all of sports.

5) FAVORITE SPORT/HOBBY ASIDE FROM MMA?

I play hockey, but I'm just average. I also play chess which I am very good. I used to play for my high school. I won regional tournaments but never the provincials. At one point I was ranked in the top 25 of Quebec.

6) WHAT TIME DO YOU GO TO BED AT NIGHT?

Usually midnight. Sometimes I go out, but not when I'm fighting. When I do go to dance clubs I like to work on my footwork.

MA: You work on your footwork at clubs? Are you being serious?

Yes, absolutely! Dancing can be very good for your practicing your footwork.

7) FAVORITE DRINK

Chocolate milk.

8) WHAT WAS THE FIRST NICK NAME ANYONE EVER GAVE YOU?

My first nickname was "throat". In French my name Georges sounds like "gorge", the French word for throat. So when I was little some kids used to call me "gorge" or "throat" if translated into English.

9) IF YOU COULD HAVE A 10 MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH ANY HISTORICAL OR PRESENT FIGURE WHO WOULD IT BE?

Jesus. He was the most important person to ever walk this earth.

10) WHO IS THE HOTTEST CELEBRITY?

GS: Gabrielle Union! I love her. She is the perfect woman. You know what I mean? She's got everything.

MA: Anyone else?

GS: Uhm, not really. Gabrielle Union is the best.

David Loiseau screams from the background: Beyonce!!

GS: Okay (laughing) Beyonce is hot. Maybe Cindy Crawford too.

MA: Alright, that's all the questions I have for you. Thank you very much and best of luck on your upcoming fight.

GS: Thank you Marco. Thank you to all my fans for the continued support. I really appreciate it.

Next week - MMAFighting.com will feature Tony "The Freak" Fryklund. Tony will break down his upcoming fight with Ivan Salaverry and share his thoughts about being back in the UFC.