UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has admitted he actually ‘HATES’ fighting.
The 39-year-old achieved legendary status during his epic 15-year MMA career and finished with a 26-2 record.
GSP has recently been linked with a return to the cage with Khabib Nurmagomedov believed to be keen on facing his hero.
St-Pierre officially retired in 2019 and is now concentrating on his acting career as he prepares to reprise his role as the French mercenary Georges Batroc in the upcoming Marvel series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’.
Now he has opened up on how the only thing that kept him fighting for so long was the addiction he had to that winning feeling.
Speaking to ‘The Complex Sports Podcast’ recently, he said: “I don’t like the fighting. I hate it. It’s unbearable.
“The feeling of stress. Not knowing if you will be humiliated or you might get hurt. It’s so hard.
“But when you win a fight, it’s really worth it. The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.
“So that’s why I did it. Not because I love to fight. I love to win.”
Discussing the differences between acting and fighting, the Canadian added: “Like in fighting, acting requires a lot of repetition, a lot of preparation.
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“In fighting, you do a lot of those as well and very often when you fight, you find out your opponent is never as good as you think he is and he’s never as bad as you think he is as well. It’s always different.
“In fighting, you only get one take. If you zig when you should zag — boom! It can cost you not only a loss but it can cost you obviously cerebral damage.
“Damage that can cause your death. It’s very dangerous.”
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