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Georges St-Pierre Calls Losing to Matt Serra 'The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me'

With UFC 83 coming up Saturday night, we've seemingly analyzed every angle of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Serra main event. But St-Pierre says something interesting here about his loss to Serra the first time they fought:

"The loss that I had against Matt Serra was the best thing that ever happened to me," St-Pierre said. "I lost that fight because of myself. The punch came, caught me right on a good spot at the right time, I didn't block it, my hand wasn't there to block it, my mistake."

St-Pierre says he's emerged as a better fighter because he learned from that mistake, but I have my doubts that he's really any better because of that loss. Yes, he's had two impressive wins since that loss, but almost all of his wins before that loss were impressive, too.

I have a feeling that St-Pierre feels like he has to tell himself that there was some kind of upside to letting his guard down against Serra. But I don't think that's the truth.

We'll be live blogging UFC 83 here at FanHouse.

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