The worst part of UFC 129 for GSP and Shields? Dealing with the sometimes dopey media

Fighting in front of 55,000 fans, a huge pay-per-view audience and increased media attention has to be great for the fighters at UFC 129. There is a downside. With all the interest, Jake Shields and Georges St-Pierre say the media crush has been unbelievable.

"It’s always a distraction. For sure, I’m not gonna lie, the worst part is this," St-Pierre said. "Sometimes you have to wake up very early in the morning. It’s bad because it messes up your sleep time."

Shields wants to be a company man, but when you body is on west  coast time, it makes it even tougher to fulfill your duties.

"I think they have me doing the same amount [of interviews as St-Pierre], which I’m not really used to," Shields said (0:15 mark). "I looked at my schedule up there and they have me getting up at seven in the morning for interviews, which is four o’clock in the morning my time. It seems kind of ridiculous to me. I don’t know."

The former Strikeforce middleweight champ will do what he’s told. He’s a quality dude. Watch him act like a pro as this crazy, smiling wacko is all over him.

Before you mock too hard, John D. Villareal is a pretty accomplished athlete. He’s just a little too Tony Little-like.

GSP said he understands that the media requests are part of the business and those increase even more when you’re a champion. He also knows it’s how fans get their fill of the sport.

Most Excited Interviewer in the World tip via Cage Potato

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/The-worst-part-of-UFC-129-for-GSP-and-Shields-D?urn=mma-wp1416

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