As any old school fan recalls, St-Pierre buzzed the entire sport in 2006, when he was asked to comment on Hughes memorable, stoppage win over BJ Penn. While standing right beside Hughes in the Octagon, GSP stated:
“‘I’m very glad you won that fight, Matt, but I’m not impressed by your performance, and I look forward to fight you in the near future.”
The two fought a couple of months later, and St-Pierre avenged his 2004 loss to Hughes, by stopping the decorated fighter in the second round.
“It’s not my style to go in, and it was very low-class from my part to go in there and ruin his celebration.”
“I thought he was talking smack about me. Now I look at it, and it makes me laugh.”
After St-Pierre stopped Hughes at UFC 65, they met for a third time in 2007, and the welterweight star defended the belt with a second round armbar.
The release of GSP’s “Fightography” comes at a time when speculation is rampant, as to whether former champ will return to the UFC. So far, St-Pierre hasn’t said he’s planning a return, but people like UFC boss man Dana White believe the Canadian will make a comeback.
The 33 year-old hasn’t fought now since November, 2013, when he earned a split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. GSP holds a record of 25-2 and has won 12 straight fights.