You know MMA has gone mainstream when fighters like Georges St-Pierre appearing on the cover of magazines like Men’s Health have become common occurrences.
The UFC welterweight champ is on the cover of the April issue and is interviewed for a feature spread in the Men’s fitness and lifestyle magazine.
Check out the highlights and a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot for the magazine, which is on news stands now.
(Video of St-Pierre slumming it in training courtesy of Men’s Health)
Here’s what GSP had to say:
About fighting vs. martial arts:
“There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.”
About his future goals:
“The danger is not to set your goal too high and fail to reach it. It’s to set your goal too low and reach it.”
On the influence Royce Gracie had on his career:
“I asked myself, ‘How can this happen? How can this small guy beat all these monsters?’ Because of the knowledge that every war is won by the strongest weapon. Royce Gracie had the knowledge. The next day I started looking for a trainer.”
About his opponents:
“Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake.”
“It’s like life. The more knowledge you get, the more questions you ask. The smarter you get, the more you realize that everything can be possible.”
Check out the rest of the interview HERE.