After eighteen months away from the Octagon to recover from a knee injuries including a torn ACL, St-Pierre came back to face one of the biggest tests of his career in Condit. “The Natural Born Killer” had momentum on his side with five straight wins including those over Rory MacDonald, Jake Ellenberger, Dong Hyun Kim, and Nick Diaz, not to mention a ton of tools to work with as a solid striker with power and accomplished BJJer. The clash was competitive and even saw Condit rock St-Pierre with a head kick, but GSP never wavered and kept coming until he had his hand raised at the end. To beat such a strong adversary after so much time off and a serious injury is truly as impressive a feat as GSP has ever accomplished.
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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