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UFC stars Florian, Parisyan to follow in St. Pierre’s footsteps at Tri-Star gym

Once Georges St. Pierre dismantled B.J. Penn at UFC 94 to retain his welterweight championship, Tri-Star Gym in Montreal, Quebec further cemented its status as one of the top-tier mixed martial arts training schools in the world.

Tri-Star, headed by Firas Zahabi, could be adding a few more fighters to its stable of viable world-class competitors, which currently includes St. Pierre, David Loiseau, Denis Kang and Jonathan Goulet.

Coming off the heels of an uninspiring split decision win over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94, judo wizard Karo “The Heat” Parisyan will be making his way down to Tri-Star to do some training with conditioning coach Jonathan Chaimberg and head instructor Zahabi.

Also slated to make his way down to the “Beautiful Province” for training is Team Sityodtong member Kenny Florian, who looks to benefit from a full training camp with Zahabi and St-Pierre before taking on Penn for the lightweight title later this year.

The news was confirmed by Zahabi and Chaimberg at Tri-Star Gym on Friday.

In addition to the aforementioned UFC competitors, Tri-Star is home to many of the sport’s most promising young prospects, including John Makdessi, Thierry Quenneville and Mike Ricci, all three of whom will be competing at XMMA 7 on Feb. 27.

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