Revenge wasn’t necessarily the motivation for St-Pierre’s interest in beating Serra when the two squared off a second time. Rather, he wanted to prove the first fight was a fluke but one he was thankful for based on how it had affected his competitive mentality. He also had an opportunity to make magic happen in front of countrymen in Montreal at the UFC’s first event in Canada. “Rush” dominated Serra from the get go, eventually putting him away with knees to the midsection in the second round while Serra turtled up from St-Pierre’s relentless attack.
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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