Sunday, August 22, 2010

size vs skill

Two Montreal boys--UFC's Georges St.Pierre and former National Hockey League enforcer Georges Laroque settle a friendly score in a grappling match. More interesting than the footage itself is the comments made by each athlete during and after the match. St. Pierre is about 5'10" and 170 lbs. while Laroque is about 6'3" and 245 lbs.


  1. I left a comment that went missing in cyberspace.

    Nice find on the clip. It seems that good technique will usually triumph over pure brawn but it's interesting that both athletes recognize that size and strength are a factor in a match up.

    Reminds me a bit of the early days of MMA and the UFC.

  2. and believe me, laroque was feared in the NHL... but those guys fight from the waist up... it did have a feel to old ufc and style vs style....