One of the few things I know how to say in French is shut your mouth-‘Ferme la bouche.’ I also know how to say shut your mouth in a few other choice languages such as Spanish (‘Callate!’ or ‘Cierra la boca’) and Croatian (‘zatvori usta’). I find it to be fairly important to know how to tell someone to ‘STFU’ in their native tongue. This cuts down on any potential confusion and let’s the person running their mouth know exactly what you need from them in the quickest most easy to understand way possible. Forget your manners, it is all about efficiency in this fast paced world, my friends.
If you know more French than me and my ‘Ferme la bouche’ or Raekwon and Method Man in ‘ICE CREAM’ then you should really enjoy this TVA SPORTS Canada GSP interview. Even if you don’t know any French it is still enjoyable to watch GSP speak naturally in his native tongue. For those of us that don’t have a clue what is being said in the following videos, here’s a few of the standout points GSP talks about thanks to a few French-fluent Sherdoggers:
-GSP said that BJ Penn texted him to wish him good luck against Nick Diaz. He also said that he and BJ talk to each other now, and they exchange text msgs regularly. Aww text buddies, how endearing.
-He also said their is an unwritten rule when you are about to break someone’s arm to give him a fraction of a second to tap.
-He talks about zoning out in a fight. He described it as just starting to think of something else for a few seconds and then getting back to fighting. The two examples he gave were in his first fight with BJ he was all bloody and he was clinching BJ on the cage and he saw Cindy Crawford and thought, ‘OMG she’s gorgeous.’ Then in the fight against Mayhem he was on top of Jason in Jason’s corner. Millers cornermen where trying to distract him and yelling go back to your own country frenchie. He watched them for a bit and went back to fighting.
-He said he was so pissed after the Diaz/Penn fight at what Diaz said in his postfight speech that ” enough was enough ” …he went to Dana and Lorenzo who were just sitting next to him and said ” Look, I never asked you guys for anything, never chose who i fought, it’s the fight everyone wants to see, it’s the fight I want and it’s the fight he wants…”
-He then goes on to say…” I asked for that fight and I can’t wait to give Diaz what he deserves…”