“They Have Been Loyal to Me”- UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre Gets Emotional About His Fans at Hall Of Fame Induction

Published 09/24/2021, 9:17 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 27: UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre (L) battles Dan Hardy (R) during their Welterweight title bout at UFC 111 at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. St-Pierre won by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 of the 5th round. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been inducted into the UFC’s Hall Of Fame recently. St-Pierre will go down as one of the best fighters to grace the UFC octagon along with the likes of Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, and more. The Canadian legend has been a fan favorite throughout his career, thanks to his incredible fighting skills and pleasant personality.

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‘Rush’ thanked the fans for staying by his side throughout his career in his induction speech. It’s true that fans have been a major part of GSP’s support system in his career. So, it’s understandable why the Canadian wanted to return the favor through his speech.

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Thanks to the fans. I have the best fans in the world. And they have been loyal to me and for what I stand for,” said St-Pierre. “They stuck with me even when I took my four years off from fighting. I especially want to thank the fans from Canada. Wherever I fought in Canada, I could feel the love in ways I never thought possible,” he added further.

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Where does Georges St-Pierre rank among the greatest fighters of all time?

St-Pierre is a veteran of the sport, considered by many to be the first complete MMA fighter. He was a dominant champion of the welterweight division of the UFC for a long time. The Canadian native has defeated the likes of Matt Hughes, Nick Diaz, and more throughout his career.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada prepares to enter the Octagon prior to facing Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Furthermore, he made a comeback after a lengthy layoff to fight the then middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217. St-Pierre managed to earn a submission win on that occasion, to become a champion in two different weight classes. He has truly had a legendary career in the promotion, to say the least. And now St-Pierre has received the honor of being inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame.

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Will the fans ever get to witness St-Pierre back in the UFC Octagon? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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