UFC legend Georges St-Pierre fears being abducted by aliens and having his memory wiped, his coach revealed.
The welterweight icon walked away from the sport in February for good after beating Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt in November 2017 coming off a four-year break.
St-Pierre was beaten only twice in his 28 fights – but his trainer Firas Zahabi revealed the French-Canadian’s biggest battle came out of the cage.
Zahabi told Joe Rogan his star pupil feared being abducted by aliens and took action by putting foam roller by his door.
The trainer said: “He’s such a nutcase, Georges. He’s crazy.
“He always tells me ‘So many crazy characters in MMA.’ You’re the craziest one of all! ‘Oh, no!’
“I share a hotel room with him many times. He puts a foam roller up against the door like this.
“I move it, I put it away – ‘No, bro, leave it there!’
“For what? ‘In case the aliens get us.’ He’ll know the next day because the foam roller was moved.”
Rogan interrupted: “Jesus Christ, doesn’t he think the aliens can come through the walls? How are they taking him out? Taking him through the hallway holding his hand?”
Zahabi responded: “Because they wipe his memory after.
“But he’ll know because they don’t know he put the foam roller there. So when they move it, it’s a cue for him to remember.”
St-Pierre long battled with anxiety before his fights and admitted to panic attacks before competing.
UFC legend Brian Stann said: “The bright lights, the anxiety, the nerves — GSP, he suffers from some of the worst anxiety I’ve ever seen in this sport, which makes what he did even more special.”
St-Pierre told Rogan: “I hate fighting. I really do. I know a lot of people don’t believe me, but I’m going to try to explain the best I can.
“In 365 days, there are two days that I hate the most: The days that I’m fighting.
“It’s freaking unbearable. The feeling of uncertainty.
"You don’t know if you’re going to be humiliated, you’re going to be the victor, or you’re going to be the loser.
“I care so much about it, that it’s freaking unbearable. As much as I try to dismiss it, it’s unbearable.”
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