Dan Hardy was amongst the fighters who helped Georges St.Pierre prepare for his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 154, and while he was there the UK fighter was able to get some one-on-one tuition from the welterweight champion’s head coach and owner of the Tri-Star gym, Firas Zahabi.
Fortunately for us Fuel TV happened to be there that day with Kenny Florian filming live from the gym and so below you can check out a clip from their training session as Zahabi teaches Hardy the finer points of a successful takedown.
Later Hardy revealed that he’d also been getting points from GSP himself.
“Georges is a very nice and respectful guy,” Hardy told ESPN.co.uk. “He’s a very deserving champion, as well. He’s very giving with his knowledge. There’s a few things he’s taught me and helped me out with that I probably could have done with before I fought him to be honest!”
Hardy is currently awaiting his next assignment in the UFC’s 170lb division after reviving his fortunes in 2012 with back-to-back wins over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah.
Check out the training footage below.