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This is an incredible view into the making and life of a world champion. GSP is probably the best known Canadian in the world today, so it is very instructive to be able to follow his path and career. The director has carefully fused together information from the past, interviews with team members and trainers together with close up footage of actual fights. I have always been fascinated by why people succeed. When you dig down you find tremendous discipline and hard work. This is the case with GSP, everyone interviewed said the same thing. In the tradition of martial arts, one must have great respect for one's opponent, and I think this is a key feature of GSP's success. Unlike others who spend every waking moment trash talking their opponents, GSP just concentrates on the battle ahead, which is all that counts.
What makes a champion when it come's to fighting is will, heart and determination and GSP got them all, a true martial artist and i really hope he come back soon!! GSP was blamed to be boring and so forth but he was super smart and technical as h**l and customize his fighting for each of his opponents and that is one reason why he kept the belt so long! He had a tough upbringing when it comes to being bullied and that is something i can relate to, it gives you that extra motivation to strive and in many cases it can make you very humble and kind cause you felt pain and humiliation so you turn it around and says hey, this is not something that i could do to a fellow human being cause the pain and strive to come back from it is really hard and the scars never go away. it takes strenght to become a good human after such a painful experience and martial arts can really help and give you back some confidence, it did for GSP and me. GSP is a true inspiration and a legend! GSP for president i say! Will always love him for who he is and what he has accomplished! OSU
Meet Canada's #1 ass-kicker of all-time, MMA Welterweight Champion,
Georges St. Pierre (aka. GSP) who was born in St. Isidore, Quebec in
Pound-for-pound - You can bet your Canadian dollars that when master MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, GSP gets into the cage with one of his equally determined opponents, he's gonna be brutal and he's gonna be fast and he's gonna show the spectators just how devoted he is to the sport of MMA.
Through interviews with not only his family, friends and trainers, but also with GSP, himself - This coherent and well-produced documentary (from 2014) gives the viewer a real close-up look at the man, his method and his fierce persistence to become the very best in his chosen career of sport.
*Note* - This documentary contains plenty of unbridled profanity, as well as numerous scenes of brutal and bloody violence as GSP bravely confronts his next opponent in the cage.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
As a big fan of MMA, I really enjoyed this. It was interesting seeing some of the behind the scenes stuff during his ACL injury and while Diaz was running his mouth when Georges was hurt. Since hindsight is 20/20, it would have been a much more complete film if they followed Georges through the lead up to his very controversial decision win over Johnny Hendricks, which (amoung other reasons) lead to George's "retirement". Also, in my opinion, Nick Diaz is not that bad of a guy, he just uses his antics to try and mentally dominate his opponent. This film made Nick Diaz look like the biggest POS ever. I also found it very interesting when GSP commented on Condits decision win over Diaz, and that Diaz was "robbed". You never really heard critical comments like that out of Georges, so it was cool seeing his other side when he is not speaking to official media. Excellent MMA Documentary!
Saw this film at the Shanghai International Film Festival and loved it.
I didn't know much about GSP nor am I an UFC fan, but I thought the
film was really well produced and was able to mix animation, UFC
paper-view footage, and doco/interview footage really well.
I think the subject of having a very soft, kind person like GSP who is one of the best mixed martial arts fighter and brutal in the ring is a great contrast and great concept for a film.
Much like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Pumped, you really get to understand how such a physical sport is not only won by physicality but by the ability to mentally overcome your component.
Definitely worth watching!
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