So I got this really nice crystal ball from the thrift store yesterday and I thought I would use it to foretell what Georges St. Pierre would say in his black/white pre-fight interview that airs just before the UFC 129 broadcast. I can guarantee you that GSP will mention something along the lines of ‘I will be the best Georges St. Pierre that I’ve ever been and the worst Georges St. Pierre can beat the best Jake Shields’. He will also use ‘He can’t handle my rhythm’, then the gladiator will appear on-screen, the hard-metal will blast through your television set, and you will run around your living room like a lunatic. I tried using my thrift-store crystal ball to predict what would be the outcome for the main event of UFC 129, but my neighbor thought it was a giant Gobstopper and tried to eat it whole. He’s dead, now. Death by crystal ball. He should have saw it coming.
In an interview with FiveKnuckles.com, GSP admits that Jake Shields has advantages over him and that his UFC 129 title defense will be the toughest fight of his career.
“He’s got some advantages over me like I’ve mentioned before, it’s all true”
“Jake Shields is a much different opponent than all the guys I have fought recently. He actually has the skills to beat me, to put me in danger and really beat me. He doesn’t count on a one punch K.O. So for me it’s a great fight. He’s the most dangerous guy that I’ve fought in my career and I really welcome the challenge. That’s why I’m very excited for the fight. I’m very happy that I get to fight a guy, you know, that’s on top of the food chain. The other guys I fought before were top of the food chain, but Jake Shields really stands out from the other guys.”
“I don’t think he’ll be able to follow the pace I’m gonna give him. I think he’s going to make a mistake sooner or later in the fight and I will capitalize on him.”
Pace is synonymous with rhythm, and when spoken with a French-Canadian accent, it has the potential to be the greatest thing you will hear leading up to UFC 129. [Source]