Georges St. Pierre Says Francis Carmont Doesn't Know How Good He Is
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.15.2014
He's better than he knows...
Georges St. Pierre recently spoke with MMAjunkie about Francis Carmot's fight with Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC Fight Night 36. Check out the highlights:
On Carmont: "Francis is very good. Francis is so good, he doesn't know how good he is. He's a lot better than he knows. He has a lot of potential. He's well-rounded and an incredibly fast learner. When he first arrived in Canada, he was a kickboxer. But now he's become a very good wrestler. He's very good at adapting."
On Souza: "‘Jacare' is one of the best in the world. He's not only good in jiu-jitsu, but he's good standing up. [Carmont] has got to use his reach and not be afraid of his ground game. If he sees a chance for a takedown, he's got to go for it. Francis is one of the strongest guys I've met in my life. His grip is incredibly strong. When you don't know him, it really surprises you. He needs to fight his fight and not over-respect [Souza's] jiu-jitsu."
On wanting to help Carmont: "I have a lot of experience in big fights and I'm a tactician, so I know ways to beat someone. I don't know if I want to be a coach later. I'm not sure – I'm not there yet. I'm just doing it for fun right now. I don't have a lot of friends in martial arts, but Francis is a good one, and I want him to succeed."