Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and UFC world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
A 2nd degree Kyokushin karate black belt by the age of 12, Georges dedicated himself to martial arts and training throughout his teen years. He added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. In 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.
Recognized as one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighters and all around athletes, GSP lives in Montreal, but travels around the world to train with the best coaches and training partners in all disciplines.
- 25 wins (8 by knock out, 5 by submission, 12 by decision) 2 defeats
- Two-time Welterweight Champion of the World – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
- All-time most consecutive welterweight title defenses (9)
- Canadian Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 – Rogers Sportsnet
- 2010-2011 No.2 Pound-for-pound fighter in the world – ESPN
- Fighter of the Year 2009 – Sports Illustrated, World MMA Awards, MMAPayout, Inside MMA, MMAJunkie
- Finalist – Best Fighter 2008, 2010, 2011 – ESPY Awards
- Most Dangerous Man of the year 2010 – Spike Guys Choice Awards
- 2008 MMA Fighter of the Year – Black Belt Magazine