Sports Nicknames - GSP, Rush

Georges St-Pierre is a retired Canadian professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, with a legenary career in the sport.

The most famous Canadian mixed martial artist Georges St-Pierre, also known as GSP and Rush - Profile illustration.  Drawing.  Avatar art.

Georges, or 'GSP' as he was called for short, was one of the greatest fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the walterweight and middleweight champion, with nine walterweight title defenses.

GSP is a Karate and Jiu-Jitsu black belt and he also excelled at Muay Thai boxing and wrestling. He was a student of the game and he always had an elaborate strategy for each one of his opponents. He stayed clean (of drugs) throughout his career and was always respectful to his opponents and during media interviews, which is quite a rarity in the world of MMA these days. GSP also always made weight before his fights and stayed classy in every aspect of his career.

Georges St-Pierre's first professional fight was at the age of 20. He was a different fighter back then as he would try and finish his opponets in the first round. This is how he got the nickname 'Rush'. As he matured, GSP was more methodical in his fighting, always keeping his gas tank full and energy consistent. His goal was not to submit his opponent any more, but to go the distance and win on points.

Georges St-Pierre was the Canadian athlete of the year in years 2008, 2009 and 2010 and also the Fighter of the year in 2009 by the popular magazine Sports Illustrated.

GSP retired in year 2013 with a record of 26-2.


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