Georges St-Pierre (born May 19, 1981), often referred to as GSP, is a Canadian mixed martial artist (MMA), the current UFC middleweight champion, and a three-time former Welterweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having won the title twice in 2006 and 2008, as well as an Interim title in 2007. St. Pierre is frequently cited as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, and was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for several years by numerous sports media outlets and publications
“When I saw Royce Gracie in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship, it was like the Super Bowl of mixed martial arts. You can be a karate champion, judo champion, or jiu-jitsu champion, but when you’re the ultimate fighting champion, you’re the champion of everything all mixed together. And when I saw Royce Gracie beat everybody and he was one of the smallest guys in the entire competition, I decided that that was what I wanted to do for a living.” said GSP when discussing how he got his start.