St-Pierre received a shot at redeeming himself against the only man to have beaten him (with one second remaining in the attached round no less) after stringing together five wins. Things started out competitive but quickly went St-Pierre’s way with a Superman Punch almost ending things early. In the second stanza, he landed a beautifully timed kick on a ducking Hughes and put his rival down. GSP followed up with some strikes and quickly drew the referee’s intervention, winning his first UFC title at the age of 25.
The MMA gods broke the mold when they crafted UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre out of a stringy Canadian kid whose brush with bullying put him on the path to becoming one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon. In addition to being supremely talented, St-Pierre works his tail off in the gym and remains exceptionally humble even as the millions keep piling up. Whittling GSP’s record down to a Top 10 where wins are concerned would be a disservice despite “Rush” only having 24 total victories. In that regard it’s time to take a look back at fifteen moments of past success from St-Pierre’s career. Whether he’ll add Johny Hendricks to the list after their showdown at UFC 167 remains to be seen… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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