GSP’s success is partially due to his willingness to fly around the continent to train with the best MMA fighters and trainers in the sport. In Montreal GSP and trainer Firas Zahabi train year round with the cites top fighters and wrestlers. He also spent time getting ready for Dan Hardy in Denver and New York, where he worked with Nate Marquardt, Greg Jackson, Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Shane Carwin, Eliot Marshall, Brendan Schaub, Renzo Gracie, John Danaher, Phil Nurse, Kenny Florian, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Almeida to prepare for his fight.
“A great variety of training partners, I’m very lucky to have that circle of friends and training partners, that’s what makes me successful and it’s how you surround yourself sometimes that makes the difference … They help me out a lot.”
“I’ve never been so ready in my career for a fight …. I’m the best I’ve ever been, I can’t wait to get it on and get to the next chapter in my career.” [MMAWeekly]