Georges St-Pierre Gives Khabib & Jon Jones Advice to Paddy Pimblett After Controversial UFC 282 Win

Published 02/02/2023, 7:15 AM EST

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Paddy Pimblett was the face of controversy in the combat sports world after his last fight. However, in a recent episode of his podcast, ‘Chattin Pony’ on YouTube, he received one of the best pieces of advice from a UFC legend. Georges St-Pierre opened up to Paddy Pimblett regarding the life of fighters on his podcast. ‘Rush’ was in a mood to guide Pimblett. The point of concern for ‘The Baddy’ was the controversial remarks he received post-fight, and the 28-year-old sought some advice from the UFC legend regarding the same.

Georges St-Pierre gives Paddy Pimblett tips from his own book

St-Pierre showed his champion mentality through his words and started by saying that similar instances have happened even to UFC legends such as Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov and himself. The 41-year-old cited his close fight with Johny Hendricks as a perfect example.


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Furthermore, the former UFC champion said, “It’s not always the best fighter that wins the fight, it’s the fighter that fights the best the night of the fight.” St-Pierre gave the UFC lightweight some tricks that he used during his fighting days.


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He continued, “I had some performances that I was not too proud of. I take a note of all the things that I did before the fight and how I got ready for that fight…”

The welterweight champ stated the importance of making an assessment. He added, “I tried to make an assessment of what should I have done differently… I try not to repeat the same mistake, you know.

Moreover, St-Pierre continued, “Sometimes it’s hard to do… Somedays in training, I’m no different, Some days I’m just one second too slow or half second too slow and you don’t really know why…” ‘Rush’ explained that the reason for such a lapse in training could be due to a bad night of sleep or his poor physical and mental condition.

St-Pierre further reiterated his point to ‘The Baddy’, “But you need to make an assessment to see. Try to find out what it is and to not repeat that again.


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Georges St. Pierre has high hopes for ‘The Baddy’

The 41-year-old said that he expects Paddy Pimblett to do well in his UFC career. Moreover, the legend had some thoughtful words for the young fighter. He said, “Your hunger needs to overcome that feeling of comfort every single day. That you don’t feel like doing it or you’re gonna be like, ‘Man, I’m gonna do it or otherwise, I’m gonna fall from my pedestal and lose everything’. So you have to keep that in mind man! I have high hopes for you.

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The former UFC welterweight champion certainly shows his champion self through his advice and Pimblett was appreciative of the same. What do you think about Georges St-Pierre’s advice to ‘The Baddy’? Let us know in the comments below.


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Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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