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MMA Fighters Debate the Merits of Fighting Friends

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Gogoplatapus

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Georges St-Pierre fights for a living and regularly goes up against some of his closest friends in sparring. But the Montreal mixed martial arts star draws the line at facing one of his training partners for real in the cage.

That's because he knows if that were to happen, he'd have to hurt them.

"You can say 'Oh I'm going to play football, I'm going to play hockey, I'm going to play baseball.' But you can't say I'm going to play fighting. It's not a game," the UFC welterweight champion told fans last month during a question-and-answer session prior to UFC 105 in Manchester, England. "It's a sport, yes, but it's a full-contact sport. And the way I fight, my so-called friend, if I fight him, it can affect his well-being.

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Post #1   12/23/09 4:23:11PM   

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There you have it. If the fighters won't do it then its not even an issue.

Post #2   12/23/09 9:58:40PM