GEORGES ST. PIERRE

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Georges St. Pierre
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Vital Statistics
Full Name Georges St. Pierre
Nick Name Rush
Reach Enter Reach
Record 22 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins 8 (T)KO (36.3%)
5 submission (22.7%)
9 decision (41%)
Loses 2 submission (50%)
1 (T)KO (50%)
1 submission (50%)
Association Jacksons' MMA
Height 5'10"" (177.8cm)
Weight 170 poundslbs (77.11kg)
Style Kyokuhsin Karate, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing
Birth May 19, 1981
City Saint Isidore, Quebec
Country Canada

Georges St. Pierre Profile

While most 'MMA media' outlets online have dutifully parroted the UFC 'party line' that Anderson Silva is the 'pound for pound' best fighter in the world in actuality a more compelling case for that sobriquet can be made for UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. 'GSP'--as he's known for short—has fewer losses, more victories over top competition and hasn't been spoon fed 'made to order' opponents to facilitate favorable matchups like Silva. St. Pierre is often criticized for earning workmanlike decisions as opposed to spectacular knockouts or submissions, but unlike Silva always prepares and conducts himself with consummate class and professionalism. You won't see 'GSP' pouting and preening in the cage because his opponent refuses to stand in front of him to get knocked out.

St. Pierre lost his first challenge for the UFC welterweight title, dropping a submission verdict to longtime champ Matt Hughes. He would avenge that defeat in 2006 by defeating Hughes to win the belt for the first time. His reign was short lived as he was upset in his first defense by a fighter most considered to be significantly overmatched in Matt Serra. Serra caught GSP with knockout to win the belt. Since then, however, GSP has gone undefeated and after navigating a circuitous route back to the title regained the UFC welterweight title. Along the way he's defeated the best in the business including Jake Shields, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck (twice), Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves, He'll next defend his title against arguably his toughest challenger yet, tough and versatile Nick Diaz.

Outside the cage, GSP is a great ambassador for the sport and is especially popular in his home country of Canada. He's received the Rogers Sportsnet Award for Canada's Most Popular Athlete for the past three years.