Might be some sort of language barrier. I would be suprised if he was that stupid, but it was pretty widely put out there that he was going to the canadian oly training center to do an olympic lifting routine. Maybe he just doesnt associate this as a strength and conditioning program, but like I said this would be pretty stupid of him to think that. He also already put it out there a couple of years ago, so why try to hide it now.
It's not a language barrier. He had a good point saying that conditioning is much more than being 'in shape'. That comment on lifting to "look good, to feel good, to do good" was obviously made in jest.
Either way, by all accounts (except this one), Georges does physical conditioning, and seems to take it seriously.
I don't know what to make of it, but he has been quoted in the past as saying he does the physique building as an end to itself, to make himself more marketable... again, don't know how seriously I take that, but he's said it.
Thats what I thought, and what I was getting at with the language barrier thing. He obviously struggles to find the right words in english quite often, and the way he worded this statement seemed to be separating traditional combat conditioning like jogging along with body part splits from his own s&c program. Sounds like that is the case.