Spotlight: Georges St-Pierre

This is the first installment of 1vsOne’s Spotlight – our weekly post that highlights some of the world’s most impressive athletes and performers.

With UFC 158 right around the corner, who better to kickoff our Spotlight segment  than Georges St-Pierre?

Georges, or “GSP” as he’s often referred to, is a Canadian mixed martial artists that competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. He currently holds the UFC’s Welterweight Championship along with an impressive career record of 23-2 (he’s gone unbeaten for 4 years, winning 10 straight matches). ESPN ranks Georges just behind Anderson Silva and Jon Jones as the #3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

So what makes Georges so dominant? His intellect and unrelenting competitive drive are a good place to start.

Leading up to a fight, Gorges trains six days a week to prepare of his opponent. Even at 23-2, he never slows down or becomes complacent with his training regiment—quite the contrary, actually. Georges has stated his goal is to reinvent himself for each match, so a good portion of his training focuses on learning new disciplines. In the past, this perpetual hunger to become a more rounded athlete has led the martial arts expert to train with the Canadian National Wrestling Team, a former Olympic boxer and expert gymnasts. 

On March 16th, Georges will defend his Welterweight Title against Nick Diaz in UFC 158. Be sure to tune in and watch this outstanding athlete do his thing.

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