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Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1981-05-19 (39 years old)

33 Movies · 7 TV Series

Biography

Georges St-Pierre (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ sɛ̃ pjɛʁ]; born May 19, 1981) is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. St-Pierre was a two-division champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He is set to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2020. St-Pierre is a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion, having won the title twice and the interim title once between November 2006 and April 2008. St-Pierre was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for several years by Sherdog and numerous other publications. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet. Fight Matrix lists him as the top MMA Welterweight of all time and most accomplished fighter in MMA history.He retired as the reigning Welterweight Champion on December 13, 2013, having held the record for most wins in title bouts and the second longest combined title streak in UFC history (2,204 days) while defending his title nine consecutive times. He returned to the Octagon in November 2017 at UFC 217, when he defeated Michael Bisping by submission to win the Middleweight title, thus becoming the fourth fighter in the history of the UFC to be a multi-division champion.

Personal Life

St-Pierre is a friend of convicted Canadian drug kingpin Jimmy Cournoyer and appealed to the judge for leniency during his trial.He has also founded a charity, the GSP Foundation, that aims to reduce bullying and encourage youth participation in sports.

Early Life

St-Pierre, a French-speaking Quebecer, was born in Saint-Isidore, Quebec, to Roland and Pauline St-Pierre on May 19, 1981. St-Pierre had a difficult childhood, attending a school where others would steal his clothes and money. As a child he played hockey, skated and participated in several sports. He began learning Kyokushin Karate at age seven from his father and later from a Kyokushin Karate Master to defend himself against a school bully. He took up wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and boxing after his Karate teacher died when he was around 16 years old. Before turning pro as a mixed martial artist, St-Pierre worked as a bouncer at a Montreal night club in the South Shore called Fuzzy Brossard and as a garbageman for six months to pay for his school fees. Already a 2nd dan Kyokushin karate black belt at age 12, his first professional fight was at age 20.As a youth St-Pierre was inspired by Jean-Claude Van Damme, and described fighting him in the film Kickboxer: Vengeance as "a dream come true".

Movies & TV Series

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV Series

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV Series

2016.

3 Movies

2015.

1 TV Series

2014.

2 Movies

2013.

2 Movies · 2 TV Series

2012.

2 Movies

2011.

2 Movies

2010.

2 Movies

2009.

5 Movies

2008.

2 Movies

2007.

3 Movies

2006.

2 Movies

2005.

3 Movies

2004.

3 Movies

2002.

1 TV Series

1998.

1 TV Series
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