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UFC Quick Quote: UFC champion Georges St. Pierre despises pre-fight media

MMA superstar and UFC champ Georges St. Pierre vocalized his displeasure with taking part in media activities prior to his fights during a scrum at an open workouts media event on Thursday (Feb. 28, 2013) at Tristar gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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"I lose my time doing this, I don't like doing this. I'm talking to you guys, like seriously I despise it. You know, like I like you guys, but I don't like doing this. It's not you that I don't like - basically the people that know me I've been repeating the same thing 50 times every week, you know? It's like a computer in my head and I don't like, but I have to do it's part of my job. Every job is not perfect and perfect and I have to do it. So he have to do the same or otherwise it's not fair."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre vents to The Canadian Press about his distain for doing pre-fight media just a few weeks away from his next fight, a title defense against Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on March 16, 2013, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "Rush" is frustrated by the fact Diaz is taking part in an extremely minimal amount of media actives in the weeks prior to UFC 158 while the French-Canadian is hosting open workouts at Tristar gym, answering questions in media scrums and doing one-on-one interviews. St. Pierre realizes media obligations are part of the job, and while he may "despise" it, he does what is asked of him and believes it's only fair for his opponent to do the same.

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