Cesar Gracie Hints At Deception: Wonders how GSP stayed ‘one step ahead’ of Nick on the ground | UFC News

March 19, 2013 11:04 am by Brett Auten

Through the eyes of Cesar Gracie, George St. Pierre’s performance at UFC 158 seemed almost too good to be true.

St. Pierre won a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz over the weekend in convincing fashion.

The fight left Gracie, Diaz’s head trainer, scratching his head. He found it “kind of odd” that GSP was continually “one step ahead” when the fight went to ground.

Recently, Gracie was on “The MMA Hour” and when asked if Diaz would defeat St. Pierre in a rematch, Gracie said:

“I think it would have to be a complete gameplan switch on what happened and training a little bit different and everything. There was some stuff, it’s almost like “GSP” really knew the moves that Nick was going to do from bottom. It’s interesting, you know? That’s my idea watching the fight. It was really weird. Because Nick does stuff that’s very unique and he hasn’t even, he does it in grappling but he doesn’t necessarily do it in fighting. And he was doing it more in fighting and it was kind of like, wait a minute, this guy is like one step ahead, he knows exactly…it was kind of odd. Almost like someone from our team, or something, not a current member, you know? I don’t know, it was one of those things, but, that’s whatever, I don’t want to make out an issue at all. I don’t know without all the facts.”

Diaz mentioned something similar in his interview with FUEL TV after the fight, referring to photos that were taken during training for UFC 158.

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