GSP's Coach Would Have Liked To See Him Rehab Longer | UFC NEWS

September 14, 2012 10:01 am by bjpenn.com staff 14 Comments

“It was tough. I would have preferred, obviously, if he could have waited a little longer. I think it would have been the best, more ideal, but Georges really wanted to fight. The fans wanted to see him fight. The fight’s coming to Montreal. I told Georges, ‘Let’s do one last sparring. Let’s see where you’re at in sparring.’ And he did great. He went all his rounds. He went with every UFC fighter. He looked fantastic, and we said, ‘Look, you’re ready. Let’s do it.’ The only reason I said I would have liked to wait longer is because I wouldn’t want to rush the healing process, not that we did, but we really did it right on the deadline. They said, ‘OK, you’ll be ready for this kind of training then,’ and we really hit it right away on that date, as soon as he got verified and all that.”

Head trainer at GSP’s training home of TriStar MMA, Firas Zahabi, took some time to talk to the good guys over at the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” show and while a guest he discussed why he thought his star athlete should have taken more time to recover from his knee injury.

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