St. Pierre trains for ‘well-rounded’ Fitch

September 14, 2009, 9:32 AM

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MONTREAL — UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was training in Montreal on Wednesday and held open workouts for the media at his home gym, TriStar Gym.

He took time out to talk about his upcoming belt defence against Jon Fitch, whom he called the most well-rounded fighter he’s ever faced. But he also said he was better than Fitch “in every single aspect of the game” of mixed martial arts.

NOTES: The UFC officially added three fights to the main card of UFC 88: Breakthrough, currently headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.

In another 205-pound contest, former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will take on Matt Hamill. Franklin is coming off a win in Montreal against Travis Lutter, but is making the move up from 185.

Also, welterweight contender Karo Parisyan will face Yoshiyuki Yoshida, and former Pride champion Dan Henderson will square off against Rousimar Palhares.

Henderson, who held belts at 185 and 205 pounds, is focusing on fighting at the former weight class. He lost to 185-pound title-holder Anderson Silva in March. Palhares (17-1) is coming off a win over Canadian Ivan Salaverry in his UFC debut.

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