Georges St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist and former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion. He was born on May 19, 1981, in Saint-Isidore, Quebec, Canada.
St-Pierre started training in martial arts at a young age and eventually became a black belt in Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He made his professional MMA debut in 2002 and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history.
St-Pierre’s impressive record includes notable victories over top fighters such as Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, and Michael Bisping. He is known for his well-rounded skills, including exceptional striking, wrestling, and grappling.
In addition to his success in the octagon, St-Pierre is also known for his humble and respectful demeanor outside of it. He has been praised for his sportsmanship and professionalism throughout his career.
St-Pierre retired from MMA in 2013, but came out of retirement in 2017 to defeat Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. He then retired again in 2019 with a record of 26 wins and 2 losses. St-Pierre is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time and has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.