UFC Quick Quote: St. Pierre didn't train as much for Serra

"Georges generally trains hard 6 to 8 weeks before the fight. For this fight, he only trained 4 weeks and he went 1 week in Europe then got ill for a few days when he went back to Canada. His 4 weeks training was more a 3 weeks training sprint, maybe less. According to me, Georges lost his confidence when he entered the octagon, remembering himself he didn't train as hard as he should have did, or as he usually do. He had a lot of questions in his head at that moment. He said in interview he felt his legs and shoulders were heavy, but in the locker room, he didn't felt this way at all. Maybe all those questions affected his confidence. He wasn't mentally in his best shape ... I won't tell he under estimated Serra, but you can't fight at this level with a 3 weeks training camp only to face somebody who did train seriously for 7-8 weeks. Georges could have beaten Serra, but as I said, some little details can truly make the difference..."

-- Stephane Patry -- the manager for former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre -- talks to UltimeFanatic.com about his fighter's preparation for the UFC 69 title fight with Matt Serra, which he lost via technical knockout in round one.

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