During the course of everyone’s life, they learn which people they can trust to keep a secret and which people will reveal things that were told to them in confidence without a second thought. Recently, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre added a fellow fighter to his “don’t tell this guy anything” list.
It seems that when Leonard Garcia first met St-Pierre, he found something out about the champion that he was asked to not reveal to anyone—his fear of heights.
“The first time I met Georges, we went on a run in the mountain and Georges is afraid of heights,” Garcia told FightHubTV.com. “Nobody knows this, he’s like a girl when it comes to heights.”
It seems that the run up that mountain took them past a spot where there was a dropoff that made St-Pierre somewhat uncomfortable and he asked Garcia if he could hold his shirt as they ran past that drop. At the end of the run, Garcia said that St-Pierre asked him not to tell anyone about the incident.
Well, so much for that request.
St-Pierre is currently rehabbing after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL. The ligament was damaged while training to face Nick Diaz at UFC 143, necessitating his removal from the card. Carlos Condit was then slotted in to replace St-Pierre.
The length of time that St-Pierre is expected to be away from the Octagon is significant enough that the bout between Diaz and Condit will be for the interim UFC welterweight title.
UFC 143 will take place on February 4 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.