With GSP coaching the next season of TUF with Josh Koscheck, you can pretty much kiss goodbye any hopes of seeing him fight again this year. But if you’re a hockey fan, you might get a kick out of this: Georges St Pierre will be taking on another Georges – former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque – in a grappling match this week:
The bout will take place at St-Pierre’s Tristar gym in Montreal, and will be shown on Friday’s edition of Off The Record, at 6pm et/3pm pt on TSN.
“First we will do a wrestling match, because he believes that he is going to be able to put me down at will, and I believe that I am going to be able to put him down at will,” explained St-Pierre.
“On the ice I would never go against him, he’s going to beat me and I agree with that 100 percent, but on the floor I have no problem,” GSP added.
St-Pierre currently weighs 190 pounds, while Laraque tips the scales at 270 pounds, something the former NHL tough guy thinks will work in his favour.
“I think because of the weight difference he’s going to have a hard time,” said Laraque. “I want to pick him up and body slam him.”
“The problem is Georges believes I am like a tomato can you can grab at the supermarket and you can lift it and do what you want,” remarked St-Pierre “He’s going to find out that it’s not that easy.”
270 pounds of hockey enforcer is a lot to move around, but I’m sure Georges has trained with big guys before. Now if only he was as willing to face off against a bigger opponent in the cage like Anderson Silva…