Firas Zahabi is preparing to send his star pupil, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, into battle against Carlos Condit at UFC 154 and discussed getting the champ ready for the bout this week with Sherdog.com:
"I think Carlos_ style, the backbone of his style, his standup style, is that his combinations are very unpredictable. You notice he doesn_t really do the same combinations twice. He_s always throwing a bizarre combination and then he_ll throw another bizarre combination and he keeps you guessing with his combinations. That_s the danger of it because he doesn_t give you any pattern to follow. It makes it hard for a trainer to drill a specific counter. He kicks to the head. He kicks to the legs. He knees to the head. He throws elbows. He throws uppercuts. He pretty much throws everything there is in a really random fashion. It makes it difficult as a coach to prepare for that, but definitely, definitely that_s the biggest danger, I think. That_s what we_re preparing for. The angles are different. The techniques, the attacks are different. I_m getting Georges to do a lot more Muay Thai for this fight. I_m making him do knees also, putting on the chest guards and doing days where we practice the knees. Carlos is very good with the knees, the flying knee. He_s got long legs. He knows how to use the spear knee to counter your punching. You can_t really get into a low boxing stance because of the way his style is. You can end up kneed in the head or kicked in the head really hard. We_re going to have to adjust Georges_ style for that."
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