UFC Welterweight (170lbs) Champion and one of the pound for pound best fighters in the world, Goerges “Rush” St-Pierre is a true legend in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. It has been announced that Georges has vacated his title and left the ranks of the UFC indefinitely. The French Canadian fighter has defeated the who’s who of the welterweight division; Carlos Condit, Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck (who he coached against in The Ultimate Fighter Season 12), Dan Hardy, Thiago Alves, BJ Penn (at that time the Lightweight 155lbs Champion), Jon Fitch, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, Jason Miller, Karo Parisyan and Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz. Georges recently defeated knockout artist Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 with a controversial split decision and a rematch was looking likely in the future before the announced vacation of his belt. Georges only has two losses on his record, to former champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, and has redeemed both losses in devastating fashion. GSP is currently running a 12 fight winning streak and hasn’t been defeated since 2007. Although Georges’ background is in the art of Karate, he had become one of the most talented wrestlers in all of MMA. GSP recently travelled to Thailand with his entourage including his long term Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach BJJ black belt John Danaher. Georges is known for training each martial art individually with some of the greatest coaches in the world, including Freddie Roach for his boxing. Even learning a single technique from a great practitioner, the spinning back kick of Tae Kwon Do black belt Joe Rogan. While in Thailand GSP visited his long term Muay Thai trainer Master Yod who has travelled to Canada to be a part of Georges fight camp for his last two bouts. Georges visited and trained with Master Yod at the famous Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket as well as visiting his good friend, MMA star Roger “El Matador” Huerta.
A film by Ryan Jones
Music: Hun Jor – Sigur Ros