Canada’s Prime Minister Issues Official (And Personal) Statement To GSP Following UFC 217 Title Win

French Canadian Georges St. Pierre has transformed into a superstar in his home country following his exciting career with the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion. The fighter put himself on a lengthy hiatus from the sport of mixed martial arts after a close decision victory over Johny Hendricks back in 2013. St-Pierre was the reigning UFC welterweight champion when he took his break from fighting, sporting an impressive 12 fight winning streak.

Nearly four years later, Georges St. Pierre has now made his big octagon return. Headlining Saturday night’s UFC 217, the UFC’s second appearance at the illustrious Madison Square Garden Arena, “Rush” made his debut in the middleweight division. For the pay-per-view main event, St-Pierre challenged UFC middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping for his title.

Bisping bloodied his opponent with some vicious ground and pound from the bottom position during the fight. “The Count” also managed to get to his feet with apparent ease after St-Pierre’s takedowns. All of that in mind, the French Canadian still proved too much for the champion. In the third round, St-Pierre earned a submission victory over Bisping with a rear-naked choke.

Now Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to offer his congratulations to the newly crowned UFC middleweight champion.

“Félicitations Georges! Like you never left. You’ve made us proud once again.”