Compulsiveness could serve St-Pierre well against Hendricks

If there's a moment that's as proud for St-Pierre -- and one that might tell us about his mindset going into Saturday night's fight -- it was in last year's title defense against Carlos Condit, when the challenger connected with a head kick that put GSP on his back. "I took it, I fell to the ground, but I stood up," says the champ. "I took a barrage of punches from Carlos on the ground, but I defended myself, and I stood up. I stood up."

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.