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Paulo Thiago Slowly Rising In UFC Welterweight Division, Not Yet Ready For Georges St Pierre

UFC welterweight fighter Paulo Thiago has won three of four fights since inking a fight deal with the UFC.  The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert holds notable wins over Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick and Jacob Volkmann.  Although Thiago continues to rise in the 170-pound division, he admits that he is not yet ready for a title fight against high caliber champion like Georges St Pierre.

From Paulo Thiago via Tatame.com:

“The UFC guys said I’m starting to shine, but I have to continue. My division is big. I don’t know if I have to wait for another fight. I’m not worried about (the title) yet. On the right time the UFC will give me the chance. I’m getting experience, feeling more comfortable. I’m not ready yet. St. Pierre is very smart, it’s going to be a chess game. Who gets calmer to annul the game of the other, takes it. He works a lot of takedown defense, the ground, the guard… You have to exchange with him, be aggressive. There are a lot of ways to prepare.”

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