Georges St.Pierre took on his biggest opponent to date when he appeared on Canadian show ‘Off The Records’ today.
The UFC’s 170lb welterweight champion put his renowned wrestling skills to the test against 270lb fomer NHL hockey player Georges Laraque in an exhibition grappling contest.
Before the bout Laraque was confidence that he was going to emerge victorious.
“”I think because of the weight difference he’s going to have a hard time. I want to pick him up and body slam him.”
GSP was not fazed by facing a much bigger man however.
“The problem is Georges believes I am like a tomato can you can grab at the supermarket and you can lift it and do what you want,” St.Pierre said. “He’s going to find out that it’s not that easy.”
>>Watch a video of the bout courtesy of TSN here<<
After the contest Laraque had new-found respect for both the sport and GSP.
“That’s much harder than an NHL game or a hockey fight. It’s unbelievable, I couldn’t imagine fighting someone my own size.”
““For his size, he’s stronger than me,” he added.
For his part GSP was as humble as ever after coming out on top.
“I was surprised,” St. Pierre admitted. “He’s better than I thought he would be. I respect him a lot because he showed up. A lot of guys talk but don’t show up.”