(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)