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Video: GSP Hits Harder Than Cain Velasquez and Kicks Harder Than Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua


(Video courtesy of YouTube/ESPN)

For all of us who thought Georges St-Pierre might be in a bit of trouble if and when he decides to move up to middleweight, check this video out.

St-Pierre appeared on the latest edition of ESPN’s Sport Science to have the force of his punches, kicks and takedowns measured and the results were astounding.

His punch registered 2859 lbs of force, which is 629 lbs more than UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez‘s best mark of 2230 lbs.

His kick also bested one of the hardest kickers in the UFC.

The record holder up until St-Pierre stepped into the Sport Science lab was Mauricio “Shogun” Rua who folded the heavy bag with a crushing 2749 lbs of force. St-Pierre’s shin connected with 3477 lbs — 728 lbs more than Shogun.

His anaerobic threshold where he begins to develop lactic acid and fatigue is at 85%, or the point where most fighters shut down.

Some other numbers from the episode:

• His right-left-left low-kick combination registered at over 6000 lbs of force in .98 of a second.

• His superman punch moves at 15 feet/second (double the speed of his other punches).

• His high-double takedown generated 2400 watts of power in 1.17 second (Rashad Evans generated 3000 watts)

Personally, I want to see Anderson Silva and Alistair Overeem tested.

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Dynamo- April 30, 2011 at 9:42 am
Let me guess, Jones will beat everybody in everything next time he headlines.
dranokills- April 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm
body blow, body blow, body blow...KNOCK HIM OUT!
Casa de los pantelones- April 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but bald bull is no longer in the fight game. Him, Soda Popinski and Don flamingo all went into business together. They own a right sized smoothie shop in south philly.
RwilsonR- April 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm
^^^ Yeah, GSP and Anderson have horrible footwork, and are easy to just rush - they'll crumble under that kind of pressure. That's why the perfect person to beat them both is Bald Bull. If only he could cut down from 298lbs.
dranokills- April 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm
GSP crushed koschecks eye with one punch, so I have no doubt he will destroy Jake boring ass shields.
Casa de los pantelones- April 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Chael should cut off his nads and shave his head. That'll get him down to 170 to show GSP what's up.

GSP's weakness is the same as Andersons...just rush them and take control...but everyone seems afraid to do so. All Jake has to do is come forward with a flying superchin punch and it's game over.

Make it happen jake...make it happen
mtnthc- April 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm
djp1988, awesome.
SnackDaddy- April 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm
GSP vs. John Jones... Make it happen!
Fried Taco- April 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm
They need a new test dummy. He should've seen that take down from a mile away and sprawled.
Kroc- April 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm
thats G
Kroc- April 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
he clearly paid a man to kiss the dummy before he secured the takedown.
ccman- April 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
there is a difference between PSI and knock out power, KO's has more to do with where you hit.

And the one thing everyone says after losing to GSP is how much faster he is than they thought. It is almost impossible to find a sparing partner who can match the speed portion.

That aside does anyone here reeeeaaallly buy into the whole sheilds will 'bang' with GSP?? seriously?
sp00ki kabuki- April 29, 2011 at 11:34 am
I. Saw this show after the draft last night and I call bullshit. Gsp was hittin kos with every jab because he ccouldnt see. So if he has all of this power why not knock him out? If he could really hit thoes numbers he would be more anderson silva than anderson silva.
djp1988- April 29, 2011 at 11:25 am
Gatorade is a Helluva drug.
mDino- April 29, 2011 at 11:20 am
shields is going to get clowned on
SnackDaddy- April 29, 2011 at 11:09 am
Who else thinks GSP is going to KTFO Jake Shields?
ArmFarmer- April 29, 2011 at 11:02 am
Hire a godamn editor... or at least read what you write before you post it. There are stupid typos and mistakes constantly in these articles. Did you guys remove the edit button for the articles too??
intercept440- April 29, 2011 at 10:54 am
@Fried Taco

that jim carrey link is funny as shit. i miss that show
BigBalluh- April 29, 2011 at 10:46 am
I'd have to say GSP was probably quite impressed.
intercept440- April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
pffft . i hit harder than that
jimbonics- April 29, 2011 at 10:41 am
@morningwood

Hard to finish #1 contender after #1 contender, and to be fair, Koschek and Alves were both very much finished after the second round, and BJ straight up said "no mas".
El Guapo- April 29, 2011 at 10:40 am
Casa de Pan, eres tu?
According to MY calcula... Ahhh, I got nothing.
Dog Dicks Magoo- April 29, 2011 at 10:38 am
False. He greased and that's how he beat all these tests.
rngeorgeh- April 29, 2011 at 10:34 am
Bags don't punch back...
Casa de los pantelones- April 29, 2011 at 10:22 am
Canadians use a curve, and there curves round up by the thousands.

I would like to see dos santos or carwin hit the bag.
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