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Georges St. Pierre is Looking Very Trim as He Continues to Work Towards His Move to Lightweight…

He’s arguably the greatest UFC fighter of all time. Georges St. Pierre is definitely the most successful welterweight the promotion has ever produced. The Canadian fighter is an icon of the promotion and looks set to fight for the second time in two years.

GSP made his comeback in November 2017 after a 4-year hiatus. He proceeded to move up a division and fight the middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. St. Pierre would submit ‘The Count’ by rear-naked choke and become the fourth UFC fighter to win championships in multiple weight divisions.

Now he is aiming to enhance his legacy even further. ‘Rush’ is already a rich man, so he’s not going just after the money fight – although the biggest fights possible will definitely fill his purse as well. His body has undergone an incredible transformation over the last few months. Let’s take a look below.

Georges St. Pierre fights Michael Bisping. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports.

Massive Change

If you look at the image above you’ll see just how swollen GSP was at middleweight. He really was not a natural at that weight-class and developed ulcerative colitis as a result of his move up a division. Add in the fact that he was still undersized for 185 and you can see why he never wanted to defend his title against monsters like Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero or Luke Rockhold.

Many believed that this had taken such a toll on the Montreal native’s body that he would never fight again. Dana White has been doing his best to tell everyone who’ll listen that as far as he is concerned, St. Pierre is retiring. Who does he think he’s kidding?

Move to Lightweight

There is absolutely no doubt that the biggest possible MMA fight that the UFC can promote is Conor McGregor v Georges St. Pierre… especially if the Irishman wins back the lightweight title. That’s absolutely what they are gunning for. Of course ‘The Notorious’ has to go and beat the seemingly unbeatable Khabib Nurmagamedov first.

St. Pierre is willing to fight either of these men to become the UFC’s first triple champion. While McGregor would be the more lucrative option, he has no objection to fighting ‘The Eagle’ either. And he’s seriously cut some weight. Take a look at that Instagram picture above. He’s looking lean.

Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte, USA TODAY Sports.

Looks Likely

It’s highly likely that this lightweight title fight will happen. The UFC has been trying to get him to fight Anderson Silva, but seriously that’s about 8 years too late. He’s got absolutely nothing left to prove at welterweight. Unless a rematch with Nick Diaz gets booked, GSP has no better fight than a lightweight title fight. Let’s finish with a direct quote from his head coach Firas Zahabi:

“I think it would just be a megafight that the fans want to see,” he told Joe Rogan. “It would just be a super-megafight that everybody in the world would want to see. I think it would be a bigger fight than Mayweather-McGregor. I think it would be the biggest fight in history and everybody would for sure want to see it. I don’t make the fights, but if I did, that would be one I’d make.”

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