GSP Breaks His Silence, Reacts To Being The New UFC Middleweight Champion

Georges St. Pierre announced his lengthy hiatus from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after a tough decision victory and defense of his welterweight title against Johny Hendricks back in 2013. The fighter put his mixed martial arts career on hold after accruing a stunning 12 fight winning streak. Now, nearly four years later, the Canadian phenom has finally made his big octagon return.

Georges St-Pierre moved up in weight to challenge UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his title. Making the UFC’s second appearance at the world famous Madison Square Garden, the two mixed martial arts warriors went toe-to-toe for the pay-per-view main event of UFC 217 on Saturday night.

Bisping managed to bloody St-Pierre quite badly in the fight, with “Rush” accruing some nasty cuts on his face during the match. However, St-Pierre was able to choke out the champion in the third round with a rear-naked choke. The former UFC welterweight champion has become the fourth fighter to ever have a title in two different UFC divisions.

Going to Instagram, St-Pierre had offered his thoughts on the momentous occasion. He said, “The atmosphere last night at MSG was unreal… Feeling great today – Thanks everyone for making this the best night of my career!!!”