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St-Pierre’s Trainer Firas Zahabi Says There is No Truth Behind Allegations That GSP Uses Steroids


(Picture the pad as Koscheck’s face, Georges.)

We spoke with the longtime coach and trainer of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Firas Zahabi this weekend about the recent claims made by his charge’s opposing The Ultimate Fighter 12 coach, Josh Koscheck that GSP likely uses steroids. Part of Kos’ argument focused on the fact that St-Pierre was in shape all year round, insinuating that most fighters get fat when they don’t have fights coming up. Maybe that’s why GSP’s a champion and Koscheck isn’t?

According to the head of Zahabi MMA, there is absolutely no truth to Koscheck’s baseless claims, that were backed by BJ Penn, who retracted his retraction regarding similar claims he made last year in a video he posted on his website last week.


"A lot of people have been writing into [BJPenn.com] and asking me if I called Josh Koscheck about the GSP situation. And no, the answer is I have not talked to Josh Koscheck, but he must have been reading my mind. He must have mental telepathy," Penn said. "Koscheck is doing some great mental warfare, trying to get inside GSP’s head and as for how that goes, who cares? It’s none of my business; I could care less."

Zahabi told us that St-Pierre hasn’t paid any attention to Penn and Koschek’s opinions of him and says that Georges’ impressive physique is a result of a combination of hard work and good genetics.

"Listen. Nobody knows Georges or spends more time with him than I do and I can tell you that he absolutely does not use any performance enhancing drugs. He works harder than everyone in the gym and constantly pushes his body to the limit to push past plateaus. He also has very good genetics. If you look at pictures of him when he was younger, he was always very lean. I’m sure we all know guys who can eat like pigs and don’t put on any weight. That’s Georges. Look up ‘ectomorph’ on the Internet. I actually recently wrote an article on this body type," Zahabi explained. "I guess claims like this just speak to the hard work and results of Georges, [strength and conditioning coach] Jonathan Chaimberg and myself. Georges doesn’t let things like this bother him. He doesn’t spend a lot of time on the Internet, but he’s also had to get used to stuff like this, because there have been people saying bad things about him since he started fighting, no matter how many amazing things he’s done. He knows to not take it to heart."

Due to prior commitments, including a teaching stint at the MMA Expo on the weekend and several fighters he has to train for upcoming fights, Zahabi says that he had to pass on a coaching gig on the SPIKE TV reality show.

"Unfortunately, I was way too busy and had a lot of other commitments, so I wasn’t able to be on the show, but the other coaches Georges brought will do a great job."

St-Pierre’s TUF 12 coaches are rumored to be Chaimberg,  John Danaher, Shawn Williams, Phil Nurse and Jean-Charles Skarbowsky.


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paskhl- June 15, 2010 at 8:59 am
@ArmFarmer
I'm with when you talk abt those two guys resume(BJ,Kos),they're impressing.
But "respect" is a two ways street,and its the last thing I think abt whenever I ear these 2 guy's name.
I can go on and on with examples,but whats the point?I'm sure you know what I'm talking abt!If not...
ArmFarmer- June 15, 2010 at 6:38 am
elentius,
i gaurun-godamn-tee you that a guy whos held titles in two weight classes in the ufc.. and a guy that was an undefeated ncaa d1 nationl wrestling champion.. know a lot more about hard work than ur ass ever will. show some respect.. shit.
Canadian Chronic- June 15, 2010 at 5:05 am
you americans call it Canadain bacon, we Canadians call it back bacon, and yeah its fuckin disgusting, right up there with head cheese

aboot as appealing as Jenna Jameisons' vagina
fatbellyfrank- June 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm
Whoa, Whoa, there's no such thing as canadian bacon WTF? its sold in our supermarkets, usually marked up a cuppla dollars, thats why I never buy it, but now your telling me it doesn't even fucken exist?
Elentius- June 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Well, that weird. I basically said the same thing about the hard work and genetics. Penn and Kos would not know hard work or missing a drive-thru if life depended on it.
ArmFarmer- June 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm
Also, in response to the comment that "it's gsp's diet".. I remember seeing one of the count down shows where gsp said "the day I can't eat what I want is the day I won't do this anymore". That kinda tells me he isn't real strict on his diet. Just sayin...

For the record I don't think gsp is cheating, I just think this article is meaningless. It's the equivalent of posting an article with the headline "BJ Penn's mom says BJ Penn is awesome"
ArmFarmer- June 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm
You felt you needed to devote an entire article to gsp's trainer saying that gsp isn't cheating at his training? I read the headline and the only thing that came to mind was "no shit shurlock". For the record I give as much of a shit about how shurlock is spelled as I do about gsp's trainer's opinion on gsp's training. I say that assuming that I spelled shurlock wrong of course.

This article = waste of time
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm
I believe the Froscheck is a symbiotic alien parasite that lives in a mutually beneficial relationship with Josh Fuckstick. He encountered the creature in a field as a small child after watching a burning meteor streak through the sky and smash into an abandoned farm house. With his new found super helmet protection the new hybrid organism "Josh Fuckstisck Frocheck" has the devastating super ability of being impervious to all attacks to the hair as well as most eye gouging and any form of verbal assault. Unfortunately, the alien must be fed with human hatred and envy and copious amounts of Alberto VO5.
macreadysshack- June 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Brawndo . . . It's got electrolytes.
Clyde- June 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm
This is all a plan by Koscheck. Play off GSP's good nature and commitment to fair play, and make him keep giving blood samples for months leading up to the fight, so when they meet again... Bam! George has no blood left. Easy victory for Kos.

There's a lot of grey matter under that 'fro. Kos knows what he's doing.

Still a fucking douche though.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm
And, more importantly, why do they hate ham?
El Famous Burrito- June 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm
So even Canada agrees that so-called "Canadian bacon" is an abomination?

Who the Hell eats this stuff then, and why do they hate Canada?
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Underarmour refused to co-promote the white towels with BP. It seems that BP wanted free custom yellow and green spandex jumpsuits for the eleven workers that it has assigned to fix the gulf.

It also seems that the towels are no longer that white since GSP sweats neon blue and bleeds purple in accordance with other recent changes to his diet regimen (hint: Its what plants crave!).
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm
^guffaw

People always be hatin' on the pretty boys. Don't hate him because he's beautiful!

It's Tres Semme! Oooo La La!
Almost North- June 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm
So why haven't we sent GSP's corner-men to the gulf coast with white towels yet?
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm
I read on BJ Penn's impostor twitter account that for two weeks at the end of GSP's training camps he secretly eats nothing but seven layer burritos and supreme tacos six times a day. On the day of his fights he literally sweats taco grease. It comes right out of his skin pores in little droplets and covers him in a viscous oily sheen.
ccman- June 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Ahhh canadian bacon..... one whole movie for one short funny scene "all I said was canadian beer sucks". Plus the sublime humor that they were all canadians in the movie.
ccman- June 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm
@ kick. Ben has been beggin for my pee for months... not sure if its so he can nuke it and spray himself from a hollowed dildo or for his machida breakfast, but pretty sure he won't drug test it.
Almost North- June 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm
There is a Michael Moore documentary if you still have questions, it is called "Canadian Bacon" and features the late John Candy.
nuclearblast- June 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm
This is called "canadian bacon" in united states but here it's not "bacon". Not sure exactly what it is...some kind of sliced ham I guess.

Almost North- June 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm
That is what we call dessicated pieces of ham on our pizza.
nuclearblast- June 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm
WTF are you guys talking about ?? We have the same bacon as you.

I just checked "canadian bacon" on google...that crap isn't called "bacon" over here.

That must be some kind of misconception or rumor.

paskhl- June 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm
@Almost North
LMAO...Your comment on Koscheck's hair is hilarious.Funny...
+1000
Lex Talionis- June 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Pizza? Now that's what I call a taco. TACO TOWN!!!!!!
Almost North- June 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Take heart, we still have Taco Bell. The food culture it rapes comes from Mexico. The nasty ingredients come from America and the medical care you need to treat the chronic anal leakage comes from Canada.
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