"Honestly, I'm going to tell you the truth, I knew that it might be, or probably be, that one of Serra or Hughes would get injured. So I was keeping myself in shape in case. Normally I'm always in shape, as a matter of fact, I always train, that's my job so I'm always in good shape. So when I heard that Matt Serra got hurt, right away I called my manager .... [Training camps are usually] Two months, but it's been more than two, three months that I've been training. I've been training since the summer so I couldn't be in better shape than I am right now actually.... It's crazy, I have like an all-star training camp right now. A lot of guys are coming from out of town, plus with all the guys I have here it's pretty amazing. I have Denis Kang, Nathan Marquardt, Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans, my coach, Greg Jackson, Phil Nurse are coming down. I have in Montreal Patrick Cote, David Loiseau. I'm training with all the best guys. I cannot be surrounded by better people than I have right now. So I'm going to be very well-prepared. I am actually right now very well-prepared for that fight, I'm just going to get better and better and better."
Former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre silences concerned fans who feel he may not have enough time to train for his upcoming 170-pound interim title fight with Matt Hughes at UFC 79: "Nemesis" on December 29. "Rush" will have about five official weeks under his belt come fight night. However, he indicates that he was ready before he even signed the bout agreement just after Thanksgiving. The winner will face Matt Serra in early 2008 to declare an undisputed champion.