Georges St. Pierre has had only two losses in his entire career. One of which was in 2007 to UFC vet Matt Serra. So one would assume he would be unnerved to find out his next opponent Dan Hardy, is training with Serra. But St. Pierre says he’s not.
Hardy recently arrived to the east coast to begin the final preparations for his bout against Georges St. Pierre, which includes training with Serra. GSP isn’t worried about it though;
“I’m not really surprised,” St. Pierre said. “I heard he was coming to New Jersey, and I think it makes sense for him. I don’t think it makes any difference for me. I don’t focus on what Dan Hardy does, I focus on what I do.”
Hardy had made some hints that he would like to train with Serra, and the UFC vet was happy to be of help.
“He was very welcoming,” Hardy said. “I’m spending a lot of time working with him and I’m learning a hell of a lot.”
Although GSP won his rematch against Serra at UFC 83, he feels that if he beats Hardy as well, he will be redeeming himself once again.
“For me I’m fighting the most dangerous guy I ever fought in my career,” St. Pierre said. “It’s a chance for me to redeem myself where I failed last time in the same situation. I’ve never been so pumped for a fight. The loss I had against Serra, it’s not really a loss against Serra because I fought him again and beat him. It was a loss against the situation. I’m in the same situation now, and I look at it like a redemption. It’s a great chance to redeem myself, because I’m in a little bit of the same situation as I was when I fought Serra for the first time.”