This comes as no surprise, but Georges St-Pierre has been named a member of the 2020 class for the UFC Hall of Fame. The 38-year-old Quebec native dons a record of 26-2 over a lengthy career that ended just last year. Rumors swirled regarding a possible comeback match against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, but the announcement made during UFC 249 has solidified St-Pierre’s retirement and carved in stone his place in fighting history.
GSP won titles in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions and is arguably the best welterweight MMA fighter of all time. With each two impressive wins over Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Matt Serra, and Josh Koschek, it’s hard to disagree with putting GSP among the tip-top of the welterweight tier.
GSP was a true artist of the sport as he was always chasing improvement. He was constantly learning and becoming better than his last fight. He had an eclectic and complete arsenal in fighting. He also took instructions from unlikely sources in UFC commentator and Tae Kwon Do kicking-legend, Joe Rogan.
The best welterweight ever couldn’t be crowned unless he had a complete repertoire, and St-Pierre’s ground game was just as good as his stand-up.
The nicest man outside of the octagon most definitely deserves this accolade and also deserves the recognition for bringing Canadian MMA to a more prominent international standing. No doubt, it’s sad to see the great ones hang up their gloves, but GSP will forever be one of the most exciting fighters to ever step into the octagon.