Hughes and St-Pierre closed their trilogy out unexpectedly after champ Matt Serra had to pull out of a planned pairing with the former due to injury. An interim title was created for Hughes vs. St-Pierre III, setting the winner up with a guaranteed shot at Serra’s strap. Fittingly, St-Pierre ended up finishing Hughes via Armbar after the polarizing grappler clowned the Canadian’s ability to defend the technique based on having beaten him with it a few years earlier.
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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