August 10, 2008
Mike Swick, a training partner of Jon Fitch at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, predicted that Georges St. Pierre would break mentally when his boy took the fight into the later rounds. Fitch got what he wanted, a long fight, but GSP didn't fail the test. St. Pierre looked fresh in fifth round and was still better than Fitch in every facet of the game. He beat Fitch 50-44 on two scorecards and 50-43 on the other.
"After the third round I was looking at the clock and Jon Fitch he never died," said St. Pierre, who retained his UFC welterweight title with the win. "I tried to finish him many times. I was like, my god what am I going to have to do to beat this guy? It was discouraging."
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St. Pierre did sustain some major damage with a cut over his left eye. He was holding a huge icebag on his head and eye in the post-fight. GSP said that he wasn't going to be able to get his training partners, Denis Kang and David Loiseau, ready for their upcoming fights. He'll have to miss some time because Fitch messed up his face. GSP thanked Fitch for the vacation.
Listen to here to Kenny Florian, Roger Huerta, Dana White and Fitch from the UFC 87 post-fight presser.
You can also listen here to the archives of the only UFC 87 post-fight show from the Target Center on Saturday night. Guests included ref Dan Miragliotta, Florian, trainer Greg Jackson and St. Pierre.
Other pre-fight interviews here include Heath Herring, White, Tonya Evinger, Amir Sadollah and Matt Serra.
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