This Week’s MMA Birthdays: Georges St. Pierre Turns 33

By Brian Knapp May 16, 2014
Georges St. Pierre turns 33 this week. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre will celebrate his 33rd birthday on May 19.

“Rush” last fought at UFC 167 in November, when he retained the 170-pound championship with a contentious split decision over Johny Hendricks at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Afterward, the Tristar Gym representative took an indefinite leave of absence and vacated the welterweight crown. St. Pierre has since undergone reconstructive knee surgery -- the second such procedure of his career -- to repair a torn ACL. Wins over Matt Hughes (twice), B.J. Penn (twice), Josh Koscheck (twice), Jon Fitch, Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz highlight his stellar resume, and his 19 victories inside the Octagon rank first on the all-time list.

St. Pierre has also dabbled in acting, having appeared in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It was recently announced that he will star in an upcoming remake of the 1989 cult hit “Kickboxer,” which featured Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Those in MMA celebrating a birthday during the week covering May 18-May 24:

MAY 18

Gabriel Gonzaga (35)
Kazuhisa Watanabe (31)

MAY 19

Andre Gusmao (37)
Wagner da Conceicao Martins (36)
Georges St. Pierre (33)
John Maguire (31)

MAY 20

Steve Berger (41)
Alexander Shlemenko (30)

MAY 21

Bruce Buffer (57)
Ricardo Lamas (32)

MAY 22

Murilo Rua (34)
Tim Snyder (34)
Mark Oshiro (31)
Joe Lauzon (30)
Keita Nakamura (30)
Fumihiro Kitahara (30)

MAY 23

Beau Baker (35)

MAY 24

Paulo Filho (36)
Frank Mir (35)
Alex Serdyukov (34)
Josh Thornburg (30)

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