Canadian Superstars Eugenie Bouchard and Georges St-Pierre Have a Rendezvous

January 8, 2021 6:30 pm

Georges St-Pierre and Eugenie Bouchard ran into each other in Miami recently. The Canadians were in the city for their respective ventures. But they managed the time to meet each other up despite their busy schedule.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action against Iga Swiatek of Poland in the third round of the singles competition on Court Simonne Mathieu during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on October 2nd, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard was visibly excited to meet St-Pierre. And for the former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion, he looks happy as always.

Eugenie Bouchard and St-Pierre are two of Canada’s most prominent sportspersons in the recent past. St-Pierre has been out of the Octagon since defeating Michael Bisping to capture the middleweight belt at UFC 217. But, his accolades as the most successful welterweight champion in the history of the UFC are still prominent in the fans’ minds.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada celebrates after defeating 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)

Bouchard has had her fair share of success in the WTA. She has been an Austrian Open semifinalist in 2014, Roland Garros semifinalist in the same year, and reached the Wimbledon final in the same year. The glamourous 26-year-old Tennis star has been jinxed through her time in the Slams as she is yet to win at any of the four events.

Georges St-Pierre announced big news earlier this month

St-Pierre excited his fans earlier this month when he posted about an important upcoming announcement. Many believed the legend would return to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, but those hopes turned into disappointment soon.

The important announcement turned out to be ‘GSP’s’ new endorsement deal. Not any potential comeback or a super-fight. St-Pierre is almost 40 now. Hence, it is highly unlikely fans will ever see the legendary Canadian superstar compete again inside the Octagon.

What do you make of St-Pierre and Bouchard’s sudden meet in Miami? Can Bouchard finally become a Grand Slam champion in 2021? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports, currently living in Kolkata. His favorite fighters are Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua. Apratim has pursued a B.E. degree from Jadavpur University.

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