Freddie Roach: Georges St. Pierre didn’t know much about boxing -- but he absorbed everything I taught him

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"[St. Pierre's] like a sponge, he took in what I taught him and really practiced. He would come back the next day and know the move, I’d say 'You went home and practiced that move all night long' and he would just smile at me. (He's a) great guy; really didn’t know much about boxing per se but ability-wise, he absorbed everything I taught him. He asked me about making an appearance on his (TUF 12) show, he’s a coach I said 'I won’t show them what I showed you!' Working with one of the best guys in the sport, its kind of an honor for me to help guys like that out."

Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach teaches reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre some tricks of the trade heading into the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) opposite number one contender (again) Josh Koscheck. "Rush" has made a mockery of the 170-pound division due to his athleticism and unstoppable takedowns. Will the "Kos" fight unveil a new and improved stand-up attack? Or is striking a luxury that GSP can't afford while trying to preserve his legacy?

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