UFC Quick Quote: Georges St. Pierre vs American Top Team on July 11

thiago alves

"He takes the belt, I have no doubt. The team, anyone who sees the guy training, his dedication and desire, already gives as almost certain. He just needs to follow the line that he’s going, making it simple. It will be simple. Of course that Saint Pierre is a top fighter, certainly he’s in the top 10 pound for pound, he’s an excellent athlete. But, because of the game, also in the physical quality, Pitbull has much to complicate GSP, and we’re exploring this. It will have a Camp for the training, will be almost all guys. At that time, he will be the only one fighting, so everyone will be together for him. So it won’t be only Pitbull against St. Pierre, it will be the American Top Team against St. Pierre... The team here is a family, we all work together and helping each other. Everyone here has its value. Pitbull is damn strong, has a heavy hand, a heavy kick. Saint Pierre wasn’t always very strong in striking, as we saw in the fight against Matt Serra. Pitbull is a guy who always takes the opportunity."

-- Lightweight standout and American Top Team product -- Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante -- talks to Tatame.com about his training partner's (Thiago Alves) preparation for welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100 in July 11. JZ is confident that the training the "Pitbull" receives with the rest of the talented crew from the Coconut Creek, Fla., gym will be the difference maker in the 170-pound contest. And with other guys like WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown, Denis Kang, Thiago Silva, Jorge Santiago, Marcelo Garcia, Jorge Masvidal, Jeff Monson and Cole Miller, among others, banging around he could be on to something. Then again, Greg Jackson and Co. ain't too shabby either. Who has the edge?

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