Georges (GSP) St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre (born May 19, 1981), also known as GSP, started learning karate at age 7 to defend himself against a school bully. From there he learned many different schools of fighting. When he was older he began training with Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt, Keith Jardine, Donald Cerrone and other MMA fighters. St-Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46 defeating Karo Parisyan.
Previous Championships & Awards:
Most Dangerous Man of the Year 2010
MMA Payout - Fighter of the Year 2009
World MMA - Fighter of the Year 2009
Sports Illustrated - Fighter of the Year 2009
Black Belt Magazine - MMA Fighter of the Year 2008
UFC - UFC Interim Welterweight Championship (1 time)
Upcoming UFC Fight 2011
Toronto UFC 129 against Jake Shields on Apr 30, 2011 for Welterweight title.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts when I was six, doing Kyokushin karate.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time and current UFC Welterweight Champion, former TKO Canadian welterweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My MMA hero is Randy Couture.
What is your favorite technique? Taking him on the ground I am dangerous with ground and pound and submissions.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC has allowed me to develop and mature as a fighter and I have so many opportunities that I never would have had otherwise because I’m a UFC fighter!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I was going to get a degree in administration but I put that on hold to concentrate on my fighting career.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting I was a student.