One of the greatest ever, Georges St-Pierre’s legend-making
fight is largely viewed as his UFC 65 win over Matt Hughes to become the UFC Welterweight
GSP had openly talked up how he was such a huge fan of
Hughes’ before they first met at UFC 50, but that fight for the then-vacant Welterweight
Championship saw Rush suffer his first professional loss after Hughes tapped
With a record of 7-1 after that UFC 50 fight, many fans
wondered whether the bloom was off the rose for GSP – as has so often been the
case for fighters after their first loss.
St-Pierre would bounce back with victories over Dave
Strasser, Jason Miller, Frank Trigg, Sean Sherk, and B.J. Penn as he found
himself in a rematch against Hughes at UFC 65. It was there that the
French-Canadian would avenge his first ever loss, taking Hughes’ Welterweight
Championship in the process.
To the majority of fight fans, that victory over the
likewise legendary Matt Hughes was enough to see GSP taken seriously as having the
potential to be an all-time great.
Unfortunately for Georges, his follow-up fight would see him
shocked by Matt Sera in a first round TKO loss. In typical GSP fashion however, St-Pierre has won all 13 UFC fights since that Sera defeat – including
winning both the UFC Welterweight Championship and the UFC Middleweight
Championship, both of which he vacated.
Currently, GSP is officially retired, although a dream match
against Khabib Nurmagomedov has recently been teased by St-Pierre, Khabib, and the UFC.