This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Georges St. Pierre Turns 34

By Brian Knapp May 1, 2015
Georges St. Pierre turns 34 on May 19. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



He remains the standard by which all other welterweights are measured and judged. Georges St. Pierre will celebrate his 34th birthday on May 19.

St. Pierre’s resume speaks for itself. The Tristar Gym export holds wins over most of his contemporaries, from Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Jake Shields and Thiago Alves to B.J. Penn (twice), Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jon Fitch; and he has avenged the only two losses of his career, defeating Matt Hughes, at UFC 65 and UFC 79, and Matt Serra, at UFC 83. “Rush” last fought at UFC 167 in November 2013, when he took a contentious split decision from Johny Hendricks at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. St. Pierre vacated the welterweight title a month later and announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence. If he returns, he will do so to the tune of a 12-fight winning streak.

A protégé of Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s all-time leader in wins (19) and is tied for 11th in career appearances (21). No fighter in history has spent more time competing inside the Octagon than St. Pierre’s five hours, 28 minutes and 12 seconds.

Those in MMA celebrating a birthday during the month of May:

MAY 1

Kiichi Kunimoto (34)
Chad Mendes (30)
Dakota Cochrane (29)
Anistavio Medeiros de Figueiredo (27)

MAY 2

Garret Nybakken (34)
Kikuyo Ishikawa (31)

MAY 3

Sam Greco (48)
Shonie Carter (43)
Pedro Rizzo (41)
John Makdessi (30)
Bryan Barberena (26)

MAY 5

Alex Schoenauer (39)
Steve Steinbeiss (34)
Lukasz Bugara (29)

MAY 6

Sam Alvey (29)
Beneil Dariush (26)

MAY 7

Frank Trigg (43)
Kurt Pellegrino (36)

MAY 8

Jorge Patino (42)
Caol Uno (40)
Tatsuya Kawajiri (37)
Manny Gamburyan (34)
Mikey Gomez (33)
Danillo Villefort (32)

MAY 9

Spencer Fisher (39)
Antwain Britt (37)
Shinya Aoki (32)

MAY 10

Anthony Perosh (43)

MAY 11

Jeremy Lang (40)
Melvin Manhoef (39)
Magomed Sultanakhmedov (31)
Chas Skelly (30)
Joseph Sandoval (29)

MAY 12

Damian Grabowski (35)

MAY 13

Fredson Paixao (36)
Guilherme Viana (29)
Yusuke Yachi (25)

MAY 14

Urijah Faber (36)
Tom DeBlass (33)
Artur Guseinov (31)

MAY 15

Shane DeZee (38)
Tom Lawlor (32)
Kenji Yamamoto (31)
Brett Chism (28)

MAY 16

Hacran Dias (31)

MAY 17

Matt Lindland (45)
Cheick Kongo (40)
Alistair Overeem (35)
Dan Hardy (33)
Rich Hale (29)

MAY 18

Gabriel Gonzaga (36)
Kazuhisa Watanabe (32)

MAY 19

Andre Gusmao (38)
Wagner da Conceicao Martins (37)
Georges St. Pierre (34)
John Maguire (32)

MAY 20

Steve Berger (42)
Alexander Shlemenko (31)

MAY 21

Bruce Buffer (58)
Ricardo Lamas (33)

MAY 22

Murilo Rua (35)
Tim Snyder (35)
Mark Oshiro (32)
Fumihiro Kitahara (31)
Joe Lauzon (31)
Keita Nakamura (31)

MAY 23

Beau Baker (36)

MAY 24

Paulo Filho (37)
Frank Mir (36)
Alex Serdyukov (35)
Josh Thornburg (31)

MAY 25

Brad Blackburn (38)
Hudson Rocha (34)
Mark Anthony Serkez (34)
Ulysses Gomez (32)
Dan Lariviere (32)

MAY 26

Kenny Florian (39)
Rob McCullough (38)
Lyman Good (30)
Jeremy Stephens (29)

MAY 27

Gideon Ray (42)
Chris Cariaso (34)
Will Campuzano (29)
Diego Brandao (28)
Anthony Leone (28)

MAY 28

Aaron Rosa (34)
Scott Heckman (31)

MAY 29

Travis Fulton (38)
Mamoru Yamaguchi (38)
Georgi Karakhanyan (30)
Steven Peterson (25)

MAY 30

Lyoto Machida (37)
Yves Jabouin (36)
Ivan Menjivar (33)
Bart Palaszewski (32)
Amanda Nunes (27)

MAY 31

Akitoshi Tamura (35)
Elias Theodorou (27)

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