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Trainer Firas Zahabi opens up on Georges St. Pierre’s injury

Firas Zahabi is one of the main trainers at the TriStar Gym in Montreal where some of the elite fighters in MMA go to prepare.

Zahabi, along with founder Conrad Pla and Bruno Hernandez, currently boast five champions who put in time at their gym including UFC title-holders Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre.

St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion, is rehabbing his way back from a torn knee. In the meantime, Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz will meet in early 2012 to crown an interim titleholder, while preparing to meet GSP down the road.

“GSP is recovering very well, although it’s only a little over a week since the surgery,” said Zahabi, in a recent interview with MMAFightCorner. “The doctor said the surgery couldn’t have gone any better. Georges will start rehab at The Sports Science Lab, has been in contact with me regularly, and is motivated to start rehabilitation. Everyone is very confident on a full recovery and we are all looking forward to the next training. After rehab its back to MMA training and everyone can’t wait for that.”

Zahabi also revealed he and St. Pierre actually started out as training partners, saying, “I was amateur champion at the time and GSP was on his way to becoming a pro, a big prospect. Georges walked into TriStar and we started training together. We got along very quickly and become very close.”


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