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UFC Quick Quote: Georges St. Pierre could weigh as much as 193 pounds against Jake Shields on fight night


"Georges has been getting better at cutting weight. He’s walking around at 194 (pounds). There was a time when he used to walk around at 180 to make 170. He cuts weight so easily we added more muscle ... Now he’s on a protein and vegetable diet. Right now his exercise is significantly cut, but he’s going to shed water. It’s only temporary weight loss. It’s not real weight loss. You’re not dropping fat. (The final weight-cut) lasts about six days . . . By Friday he’ll have six or seven pounds left and we’ll put him in the sauna. I don’t recommend this to anybody, even professional athletes. This is somebody who’s very seasoned. As soon as the weigh-in is done (Friday afternoon) we’ll give him a recovery drink. We’ll even give him Prime (a workout supplement by Gatorade, which sponsors St-Pierre) because he needs the carbohydrates that much more . . . he’ll enter the ring at 192 or 193 pounds."

Remember kids, don't try this at home. That's because Firas Zahabi tells The Star that reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is "very seasoned" when it comes to the art of the weight cut, shedding nearly 25-pounds for the weigh ins to make his his welterweight limit. Will that extra size give him a significant advantage over Jake Shields in their UFC 129 title fight on April 30 in Toronto? And is that kind of fluctuation in weight making it harder to argue against a move to 185-pounds if he's successful on Saturday night? Let's hear your take on the numbers, Maniacs.

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