Trainer Firas Zahabi, on “Beatdown,” discussing why Freddie Roach should be in the corner if Georges St. Pierre fights Johny Hendricks again:
“I’m an MMA coach. Definitely he needs an MMA coach, and then we usually have a second coach who’s a specialist. Usually we’re scheduled to have John Danaher, but he’s a grappling coach. There wasn’t a lot of grappling in this fight. It was more about the standup. I’m an expert in kickboxing, but Freddie Roach lends a lot in terms of boxing of course, without any question. Having him might make a lot of sense to give us tips on how to neutralize Johny’s boxing. I think Freddie Roach is a perfect fit to have in the corner for a guy like Hendricks because Hendricks is not really looking to do any jiu-jitsu. He’s really looking to punch. That’s his big thing. He does kick or knee a little bit, but his main thing is punching.”
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