A little more than a month Georges St. Pierre was in the midst of preparing to face Nick Diaz in February while Vitor Belfort had just begun camp for a bout against Anthony Johnson at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes. While the always-impressive welterweight champion unfortunately went on to suffer a knee injury that will keep him out for most of 2012, prior to the affliction he linked up with Belfort to spend some time training together.
Fortunately their exchanges and work in general was documented, something the fans can now check out as part of Belfort’s Road to UFC 142 series.
“GSP, we just try to help each other and we’re great friends,” explains Belfort of St. Pierre’s presence. “He’s a great champion and my guys like him. Good behavior, good guy, so we’re gonna help each other. That’s the key to get better. Training with the champions. It’s an honor to train with him.”
Belfort-Johnson’s bout will unfold next weekend in Rio de Janeiro as part of a UFC 142 card headlined by featherweight title-holder Jose Aldo putting his belt up for grabs against undefeated grappler Chad Mendes.
Check out the GSP-Belfort video below:
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