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UFC Quick Quote: Georges St. Pierre 'always afraid' before his fights but it 'makes him courageous'


"I’m afraid, like it’s the end of the world. Of course, I get nervous. I always have doubts, I’m always afraid, but that’s what makes someone courageous, when he does something when he’s afraid. When you do something when you’re not afraid, it’s not courage ... If [my opponent] says bad things about me, I’m gonna answer, I’m not a victim. But I always respect my opponents. It’s my mentality that to do this job you have to go through a lot of obstacles to reach where you are right now, and I have a lot of respect for that ... I have a goal in my head that when I retire I want to be known as the greatest fighter in the sport of MMA of all-time. That’s how I want to be known and I want to be known as the guy who made the difference, not only in the Octagon, but as a spokesperson (of the sport). To reach that goal, I have to beat some of the best guys in the sport."

Reigning welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre shares some of himself over at as the Canadian superstar prepares to defend his 170-pound strap against trash-talking challenger Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 on Dec. 11 in Montreal. "Rush" has been putting up with the verbal abuse from "Kos" as an opposing coach on season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) but will finally get the chance to pay him back in front of a hometown crowd in just under two weeks time -- assuming he can overcome the pre-fight "jitters" that may have led to his undoing in the past. Is this fight a lock for GSP? Or can Koscheck add another trophy to the AKA display case?

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