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Georges St. Pierre receives BJJ black belt

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been awarded his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt by Bruno Fernandes.

The Franchise Radio
is reporting that St. Pierre received his black belt on Saturday at TriStar Gym which was the end of a monthly seminar being held by BJJ world champion Bruno Fernandes.

In an interview with, St. Pierre said the moment ranks as one of the best in his life. “When I received my black belt in karate, when I conquered the UFC belt, and today.”

St. Pierre was last in action on Aug. 9 at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy where he beat on top contender Jon Fitch for five rounds. St. Pierre is currently rumored to be fighting UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn at UFC 94 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since his last appearance in the cage, St. Pierre has kept busy splitting his training time between WAT in New York, TriStar Gym in Montreal and Greg Jackson’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • rob says:

    Congrats GSP – -what an honor! You have such class as a fighter, you are very deserving of this. Put it to great use.

  • JollyDV says:

    Congratulations Georges!!! I am so happy for you.

  • Echolocating says:

    Sweet. 😉

  • Are you kidding? says:

    That’s ridiculous, “Do a cameo at my seminar, I’ll give you a black belt” or “Here is an honorary black belt, much like the honorary degrees colleges give out.”

  • Danny says:

    very very kickass!

  • saerbarnet says:

    “That’s ridiculous, “Do a cameo at my seminar, I’ll give you a black belt” or “Here is an honorary black belt, much like the honorary degrees colleges give out.””

    It didn’t occur to you that GSP might have been attending the seminar more than 5 minutes to get the belt?

  • RJA says:

    Saerbarnet,don’t let it get to you.Theres always someone that has to rain on the parade.Those are the same guys that watch the fights alone,drink alone and go on here just to be miserable,Not to actually chat about the sport.

  • YushinSama says:

    OMG now GSP is a BJJ how dangerous

  • Fernando says:

    Wow, that is great for him! I’m sure one day when he retires as one of the best mixed martial artist, he will be a top notch instructor to guide and teach young up and comers… Congrats to him, he worked for it I don’t doubt it..

  • MMA SKOOL™ says:

    There’s been a lot of fighters with BJJ black belts in MMA, but St. Pierre is one of the fighters who’s been able to use it.

    That submission he invented on Matt Hughes in their last fight was outstanding.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Finally GSP has the tools to be a good fighter.
    Next goal….THE REDBELT.

    Sorry …sorry….I just watched the movie…..still hyped up.

  • cornerman says:

    Now all GSP needs is a Boxing coach like Freddie Roach, he has done work with Andrei.

  • MMAFan says:

    Checked out the Finch fight on can see why he got the black belt. Its amazing to watch a guy w/ no ameuter wrestling exp dominating all-american caliber guys.

  • tallsforeverybody says:

    This guy is the epitome of professional…UFC Champ and still getting better! Wow.
    Congrats GSP!

  • Jesse says:

    An achievment not easy to come by. Good stuff.

  • jim smith says:

    now people should watch out for him

  • KTru says:

    jim smith on October 13th, 2008 12:14 pm

    now people should watch out for him

    Because he was not a tough SOB before??????????


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