MIRKO CRO COP training

August 29, 2007

Here’s some dated footage of Mirko’s training regimen.  He will beef up the sessions as his fight with CHEICK KONGO on September 8, 2007 arrives.  His past opponents are some of the best in mixed martial arts world but his fight against KONGO is undoubtedly one the most important in his career.

don’t ever get kicked by Mirko:

Las Vegas, August 25, 2007 – Following his thorough domination of JOSH KOSCHECK (9-2-0) at Saturday night’s UFC 74: RESPECT event, GEORGES ST. PIERRE (14-2-0) once again showed the world why he is the most dominating welterweight in the UFC.  Following his embarrassing loss to MATT SERRA in his first title defense of the welterweight belt, his doubters immediately came out of their caves.  His heart, mind, drive and chin were quickly questioned as his first title defense turned out as ugly as a picture of Britney Spears exiting a limousine.  ST. PIERRE immediately dropped his trainers and went to Alberquerque, New Mexico to train with GREG JACKSON – well known for developing raw talent such as RASHAD EVANS, DIEGO SANCHEZ, NATE MARQUARDT, JOEY VILLASENOR and others.  ST. PIERRE’S arrival at the JACKSON camp led to DIEGO SANCHEZ’s immediate departure, sighting ST. PIERRE’s arrival as his reason.  SANCHEZ’s departure creates a dramatic scenario if the two meet up in the future – a potential match for the welterweight championship if SANCHEZ recovers from his previous fight, a loss to nemesis JOSH KOSCHECK.  ST. PIERRE’S immediate return to superstardom in the UFC has set up some potentially phenomenal match ups in the welterweight division.  Former longtime champ MATT HUGHES, the perpertual underdog MATT SERRA, the suffocating KARO PARYSIAN, time bomb DIEGO SANCHEZ and now ST. PIERRE have created a welterweight division that is exploding with talent and amazing future brawls.  Sprinkle in a slew of young, hungry talent and a bunch of PRIDE FC’s best and you have the makings of a UFC battle royalle…with cheese!  Buy a truckload of popcorn and start saving now for the next 20 UFC pay per view events!  Stay tuned…

ST. PIERRE speaks to fans at a UFC 74 afterparty: