Firas Zahabi confirms this admirable story about Georges St-Pierre

By Russell Ess - March 15, 2016

Georges St-Pierre is arguably one of the greatest champions the UFC has ever had. His dominance in the welterweight division went hand in hand with his championship character of a disciplined martial artist.

Georges St-Pierre post fight victory

His longtime trainer and coach Firas Zahabi confirmed to a fan on twitter about a story written in St-Pierre’s book, The Way of the Fight.

A fan tweeted a passage written by Zahabi from the book that reads:

“After each one of Georges’s title victories, he gives his belt away. He gives it to someone close to him, someone he feels helped him reach his goal. This is pure amazement to me.

“After his big fight in Toronto, in front of the biggest live audience ever to watch a UFC championship . . . They put the belt around his waist and he turned around and he whispered in my ear, “This one’s for you.”

“That was the biggest venue in UFC history, his crowning moment in history, and he wasn’t thinking about himself. He hadn’t been wearing the belt for more than five seconds . . . and he gave it away.”

Zahabi confirmed the story to the fan that tweeted the passage, saying “True story.”

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