As the former UFC event coordinator, Burt Watson has seen it all. A beloved figure among fighters past and present, he can tell stories nobody else can. What can we say? He’s a legend.
That’s why he’s got this show, “Legend 2 Legend,” an MMA Junkie feature where Burt and another legend shoot the breeze and peel back the curtain – at least just a little bit.
In Episode 5, Burt sits down with UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre as they discuss:
Being bullied as a kid but becoming confident and learning discipline through karate thanks to his father
Knowing when MMA was for him and how he transitioned from karate thanks to his “first mentor” Christophe Midoux
Developing his MMA skills with Renzo Gracice, Jackson Wink MMA and trainer Firas Zahabi at TriStar Gym
Having to fight Matt Hughes in just his third UFC fight and how he was “scared to death” heading into it
The 2007 upset by Matt Serra, how he was too comfortable before the fight, why there was no shame in tapping to strikes, and what he realized afterward
Vacating the welterweight title after his 2013 fight with Johny Hendricks and his concerns over performance-enhancing drugs in the UFC
The decision to come back after more than four years away to fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title
And much more!
You can watch the full episode in the video above.
Photos: Georges St-Pierre through the years
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