Georges St-Pierre, the all-time greatest fighter, recently counseled Nigerian-Kiwi Israel Adesanya, the reigning UFC middleweight champion.
A YouTube video shows the two UFC fighters having dinner together while the Canadian legend and UFC Hall of Famer imparts some life lessons to “The Last Stylebener.” He stated:
Georges St-Pierre shares wisdom with Israel Adesanya
“It’s good that you use [criticism] as a fuel to motivate you because it gives you more energy to prove them wrong, but don’t pass the line of doing this … Heavy is the crown my friend. And it’s just the beginning for you. Heavy is the crown. I’m honest with you. I like you. I’m telling you the truth; heavy is the crown. Nobody can understand, but it gets worse. It adds more weight to your shoulder every fight. Every fight is bigger and bigger, and the criticisms are worse, and the expectations are more and more. Keep that fire, man, because this journey can change you from the inside out.” [Transcript courtesy of MMA Weekly]