Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and UFC world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
After seeing Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1, Georges knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and how he was going to reach those goals: he invested all his energy and all his time at becoming a better version of himself. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck, hauling in refuse. He discovered a simple truth: never stopping helps reach goals.
He grew as a person and as a fighter. He added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match, and continued his steady improvement. In 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.
Georges retired from the sport on December 13, 2013, holding the UFC record for most wins in title bouts and then returned to the octagon after a four-year layoff, on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217 in New York City (Madison Square Garden), where he defeated Michael Bisping by submission in the third round to win the UFC Middleweight Championship title, becoming the fourth fighter in the history of the organization to be a multi-division champion.
Recognized as one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighter and all around athlete, GSP lives in Montreal but travels around the world to train with the best coaches and training partners in all disciplines.
0:00 | Introduction
1:00 | Brian Rose introduces Georges St-Pierre
2:02 | Brian asks Georges what Michael Bisping is really like
5:09 | Georges talks about fighting Michael Bisping
8:33 | Georges discusses what MMA means to him
10:00 | Georges talks about how he actually hates fighting
14:35 | Georges discusses the power of visualizations
23:00 | Georges talks about seeing a sport psychologist
32:00 | Georges discusses his obsessive tendencies when he’s getting ready for his fights
43:20 | Georges talks about watching his first UFC match
48:36 | Georges talks about the business of the UFC
52:00 | Brian asks Georges about steroids in the UFC
1:05:45 | Georges discusses the way he works on all assets of his fighting style
1:10:48 | Georges talks about all the mentors, teachers, and trainers he’s worked with
1:14:23 | Georges tells Brian what his pre fight ritual is
1:19:00 | Georges discusses his love of dinosaurs
1:22:00 | Georges talks about how fighters can transition into acting easily
1:23:32 | Why George came back to the UFC, dealing with colitis, and fasting
1:35:24 | Georges discusses his time with the Maasai people
1:42:08 | Brian Rose asks Georges St-Pierre if he’s going to fight again
1:47:53 | Brian asks Georges what he’s doing in ten years
1:51:00 | Georges talks about his fears
1:59:42 | Georges gives advice to his 20 year old self
2:06:50 | Brian sums up
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