UFC Welterweight Champion and pound for pound MMA great Georges “Rush” St. Pierre is currently set to defend his belt for the fifth consecutive time this December at UFC 124. St. Pierre will be taking on Josh Koscheck, an American fighter who has been doing his best to cast himself as a bad guy, in a rematch of their 2007 non-title affair. St. Pierre recently gave an interview to MMA Connected in which he discussed his approach to trash-talking fighters like Koscheck.
“I believe a lot of the guys try to take me off track,” St. Pierre said of his opponents who resort to trash talking. “They do that, because I do believe skill wise and technically I’m the best fighter in the world. They want to take me off track. They want me to fight with my anger and not with my head and my heart. I’m not going to do that mistake.”
St. Pierre is ever-humble and respectful but came about as close to trash talking as he ever does in his interview with MMA Connected, saying that Koscheck’s verbal tirades might get him into even more trouble come UFC 124.
“Of course a guy like that (Josh Koscheck), that trash talks, says I’m a frenchie,” he said. “It just puts extra motivation for me to twist my knuckle on his head when I hit him.”
Koscheck and St. Pierre served as opposing coaches on the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which is set to begin airing this September 15th. The two will meet in the Octagon shortly after the show’s conclusion.