Arguably the greatest mixed martial artist the sport has ever seen, Georges St-Pierre made his debut in UFC in 2004. GSP is a 3rd dan Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate, a 1st-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Gaidojutsu, and a black belt in Shidokan karate.
After an unsuccessful attempt at capturing the UFC welterweight title, GSP climbed his way back to another title shot and faced off against Matt Hughes in a rematch. GSP not only avenged his loss against Matt Hughes, but he also captured the welterweight title.
However, GSP lost the title to young Matt Serra in the next fight. He won the interim title after defeating Matt Hughes for the third time and then challenged Serra for the undisputed title. Unlike before, GSP made quick work of Serra and finished him in the second round.
After a 3 year lay off from the sport, GSP came back to achieve another piece of UFC glory, the middleweight championship. GSP challenged then-champion, Michael Bisping. Even with the long hiatus, GSP dominated Bisping and won the fight to become a two-division champion. He holds a 21-2-0 in his UFC career.
GSP is one of a kind athlete. The Canadian was never a wrestler, but turned out to be one of the best wrestlers in MMA. Nobody can stop a double leg from GSP. As far as his striking is concerned, he has the most fundamentally sound striking. His jab is one of his strongest weapons. GSP is a mixed martial artist in the truest sense of the word.
GSP has nine title defenses to his name. He has won the welterweight championship two times, the interim-welterweight championship one time, and the middleweight championship one time.
At UFC 94, GSP’s cornermen were accused of applying vaseline on their fighter’s shoulders and back. Many critics believe that GSP’s team did it intentionally. Nevertheless, the NSAC forced the cornermen to wipe off the extra grease.
In 2014, Georges supported a pot dealer during his trial and requested the judge to be lenient on the accused.
GSP has earned over $7,037,000 in his UFC career according to The Sports Daily. He made over $2.5 million for his championship win over Michael Bisping. The total estimated net worth of GSP is over $30 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
GSP has some huge endorsement deals with Under Armour, NOS energy drink owned by Coca-Cola, Hayabusa, 888poker, Electronic Arts, Affliction, Budlight, Royer, and Bacardi.
GSP has started the Georges St-Pierre Foundation. The charity raises money to help youth, stop bullying, and promote physical activity in schools.
|Born||May 19, 1981|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Weight/Division||170/184.4 lbs (welterweight/middleweight)|
|Active Win Streak||13|
|Wins by Stoppages||14 (8 KO/TKOs, 6 Submissions)|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Endorsements||Under Armour, NOS energy drink owned by Coca-Cola, Hayabusa, 888poker, Electronic Arts, Affliction, Budlight, Royer, and Bacardi|