Ghosts of fights past are being resurrected as of late, as Nick Diaz recently claimed that he was “drugged” prior to his Welterweight title fight against former division champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 back in 2013. His coach later elaborated on the claim, saying that a “Rush” nurse gave Diaz a “strange” substance prior to the bout that caused uncontrollable urination the night before the championship showdown, which may or may not have affected his performance.
Now, one of “GSP’S” coaches — John Danaher — has revealed via Instagram that St-Pierre himself wasn’t 100-percent going into the bout, vomiting profusely the night before after he drank bad watermelon juice. Not to mention he had to deal with additional drama that following evening courtesy of the Diaz camp.
The best laid plans of mice and men: As a coach one of the main aspects of my job is to conceive plans of action that raise the likelihood of an athlete winning an event. Yet despite our best intentions, there is always a good chance of things going awry that require spontaneous change and adaption in the face of unexpected circumstances. All the major MMA fight camps I have been a part of furnished unforeseen incidents and drama that could not have been predicted and which had to be overcome. Probably the most flawless and well run fight camp I ever saw was that of Georges St-Pierre in preparation for Nick Diaz (Interestingly, his prior fight camp with Carlos Condit was probably the worst). We had an excellent game plan, the physical preparation was excellent, superb choice of sparring partners, all match contingencies covered, no injuries, no backstage drama, perfect weight cut – everything was perfect – until the very night before the fight when Georges ….View full article
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