Last weekend, in the main event of the absolutely stacked UFC 217 card, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returned to the Octagon after a four year hiatus. Though St-Pierre’s glory days occurred at welterweight, this return to action occurred at middleweight, where he battled reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the divisional crown.
St Pierre looked as good as ever in his return, bludgeoning the ever dangerous Michael Bisping to a third round technical submission win, choking him unconscious with a rear naked choke.
Just days after winning this UFC middleweight belt, St-Pierre has already given it away, to coach Victor Zilberman of the the Montreal Wrestling Club, who he says has been instrumental to his success in the cage.
Happy to give my new middleweight belt to coach Victor. I owe a big part of my success in the octagon to the Montreal Wrestling Club & YMHA! pic.twitter.com/bHx8YPEHsM
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) November 8, 2017
“Happy to give my new middleweight belt to coach Victor,” St-Pierre said in his post, which included a photograph of him and his coach. “I owe a big part of my success in the octagon to the Montreal Wrestling Club & YMHA”
With his incredible defeat of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre became one of just four men to capture UFC titles in two separate divisions. The others are Randy Couture, Conor McGregor, and our very own BJ Penn.
St-Pierre’s legendary career includes wins over fighters like Karo Parisyan, Jay Hieron Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Frank Trigg, Sean Sherk, BJ Penn (twice), Matt Hughes (twice), Josh Koscheck (twice), Matt Serra, Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz, Johny Hendricks, and now Bisping. He has avenged the only two losses on his record. He is a fantastic 26-2 overall.
Who do you want to see Georges St-Pierre fight next?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/11/2017.