GSP OK With losing Jackson In His Corner, Says His Grandma, The Pope, No One Can Help Him But Himself | UFC NEWS
“I like to have Greg in my corner but to tell you the truth, we both have the same problem, because he (Condit) won’t have it and I won’t have it as well. Corner doesn’t really matter in a fight, it does a little bit, but even if the Pope would be in my corner or my grandmother, the truth is when you come back after a round you’re exhausted. You have maybe 20 seconds that a person can tell you what to do to change your strategy or help you out. You have a window of 20 seconds, the rest of the time you’re trying to recuperate and get back to your breath. Also, what happens in the fight, it’s not the corner that matters, it’s the hours of training and repetition that you made in training that will happen in the fight without you thinking about it. So, it’s really instinct, the instinct that takes over. It happens so quick at times that you don’t think about it. So for me, right now, and Carlos, I’m sure it doesn’t really matter. It’s doing to be one on one and the best man will win.”
During yesterday’s UFC 154 pre-event presser, welterweight champion GSP touched on the fact that both Condit and himself will be down a man come fight night. Meaning famed MMA coach and strategist, Greg Jackson, has opted to not pick one over the other in this welterweight showdown.
Is GSP right? Is ones corner so insignificant?