Archive: Firas Zahabi

Oct 20, 2014 3:51 pm

QUICK TWITT | GSP Returns To Training

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre was cleared last week to resume training after tearing his ACL. The former champ is taking advantage of his medical clearance, and is already back in the gym training. Check it out: First day back in training @GeorgesStPierre looked awesome. pic.twitter.com/J2zzJmIUL0 — Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 20, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 1:43 pm

Dana White: ‘GSP will get immediate title shot upon return’

“It would be tough to deny that GSP comes right back and doesn’t fight for the title, you know what I mean?” White told UFC.com in his weekly interview. “GSP can do whatever he wants. If he wants to come back and fight for the title, or if he wants a fight before that –...

Sep 10, 2014 1:33 pm

Coach: ‘GSP has plenty of competitive juice left in him’

“It’s looking way better than the first time. We just finished training and were talking about how his quadriceps got back to size so much faster this time around. No two ACL injuries are the same. We’re learning that. “Right now, every time I talk to him, we never talk about his comeback. I’m being...

Jun 15, 2014 11:30 am

Firas Zahabi: ‘GSP Motivated For Return, Rory Deserves Title Shot

“I think [GSP will return]. I think there’s a lot of fire left in him. Especially since he got injured, he’s more motivated than ever. He’s was just about to start sparring again before he got injured. I think there’s a lot of martial arts left in him.” GSP head coach, Firas Zahabi, discussed the...

Apr 4, 2013 8:46 am

VIDEO | Fightland Visits Tristar Gym

Go behind the scenes of coach Firas Zahabi’s legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal, home to UFC champion George St. Pierre, blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald, and MMA hopefuls like James Polodna and Kajan Johnson.

Apr 1, 2013 11:37 am

Zahabi: If GSP Fights Silva It Will Likely Be His Last

“If he fights Hendricks, I think (GSP) could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.” “Win or...

Mar 20, 2013 10:00 am

Firas Zahabi Comments On GSP Hand Wrap Controversy | UFC NEWS

“I was outside when Mike Ricci was fighting. So, right when I came in, I saw Jake Shields waiting at the door, so I said hello to him. I didn’t know what he was doing there, and when I walked into the room they were like ‘Hey, they’re not letting us, they’re interrupting the warm-up.’...

Nov 19, 2012 5:13 pm

GSP Trainer Wants Silva To Move Down to 170 For Super Fight | UFC NEWS

“I wouldn’t want [St-Pierre] to move up, I’d want Anderson to come down,” Zahabi said. “I don’t know if Anderson can make 170 or something close to that. If Georges goes up, I know he won’t be able to come back down, he’s told me many times if he goes up he won’t go back...