The following letter was written by former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who penned the words of support for the “King of Pot” Jimmy Cournoyer.
Cournoyer is currently in U.S. custody, awaiting sentencing, after pleading guilty to trafficking large amounts of illegal narcotics.
GSP and Cournoyer are known associates and the kind words from the Canadian fighter will be used in attempt to lessen the drug offender’s sentence.
Here’s GSP’s words: (via The Montreal Gazette)
My name is Georges St-Pierre, world UFC champion. I am writing this letter regarding my really good friend Jimmy Cournoyer.
We had the time of our life. Jimmy became like a brother to me. We travelled together, we trained together, we were going to restaurants, clubs and having a lot of fun. Jimmy is a very loyal friend who I respect very much.
I’ve never judged Jimmy. Actually, what he was doing (with) his life wasn’t any of my business. We have a very human relationship; we share the same passions, which is sport fitness and martial arts.
His mental toughness will help him go through this very hard ordeal in his life. Jimmy is a very positive and strong person and I am sure he will learn huge lessons about all that. I am giving a lot of support to Jimmy because he deserves it. I told him last time I visited him that when he comes out of jail, I will have a place for him in my surrounding(s),