Georges St. Pierre's Blogs

  • Video: Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Head-Kick Knockouts By: Staff

    Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned head kick?

    In this “Ultimate 8” segment from “UFC: Ultimate Insider,” Joe Rogan reveals eight of the most brutal head-kick knockouts ever seen in the Octagon. The list includes spectacular victories from Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Lyoto Machida, Edson Barboza, Gabriel Gonzaga and more.

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Staff

    Georges St. Pierre was welterweight champion for more than five years. | Photo: Marcelo Alonso/

    Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre is hanging up his gloves -- for the time being, anyway. St. Pierre announced during a Dec. 13 media conference call that he was vacating the welterweight crown and taking an indefinite leave of absence.

    “I’ve talked with [UFC President] Dana [White] and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] about it,” St. Pierre said. “I’ve been fighting for long time. I’ve had 22 fights in the UFC at a very high level, and I decided I need to take some time off. I know the UFC is a business, and they have to keep things rolling. I don’t want to make people wait out of the respect for the sport, so I vacate the title. One day, when I feel like it, I might come back, but right now, I need a break.”

    “Rush” returned from a torn ACL last and successfully defended his belt against interim champion Carlos Condit before outpointing former Strikeforce ruler Nick Diaz to kick off 2013. St. Pierre last competed on Nov. 16, when he took a split decision from Johny Hendricks to retain his title at UFC 167. The victory was a controversial one, and St. Pierre made reference to a potential break from fighting in his post-fight interview.

    A two-time welterweight champion, St. Pierre began his MMA career in 2002 and won the UFC title from Matt Hughes in 2006. Though the 32-year-old was upset by heavy underdog Matt Serra in his first defense, St. Pierre regained his belt from the New Yorker two years later and then defended the strap a record nine consecutive times, capping the stretch with his split decision win over Hendricks.

    The stories of interest on this week:

    Abdicating the Throne

    Line of Succession

    ‘El Nino’ Resurfaces

    ‘Bigfoot’ Busted

    Mighty Impressive

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  • Podcast: Best of ‘Beatdown’ By: Staff

    TJ De Santis returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Friday for a special best of show. On this broadcast De Santis goes back in to the archives for interviews with Georges St. Pierre and Jeff Monson.

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    Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes.

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  • Johny Hendricks: I Wasn’t Coasting in 5th Round Against Georges St. Pierre By: Staff

    Johny Hendricks, on “Beatdown,” discussing whether he was coasting in the fifth round of his title bout against Georges St. Pierre:

    “No. … I checked a kick of his, and whenever I checked a kick of his, it popped my knee. Whenever I was getting up in the fifth round, I felt it give out and so I was … smiling because one, I thought I clearly had it won. Two, I was like, How am I going to push through something like this? Because whenever I stood up, it felt like it gave out. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on it because if you throw and your knee does give out on you and you fall to the ground, well, Georges is going to see that, and he might take advantage of that.”

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood


    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Cung Le makes his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Michael 'The Voice' Schiavello interviews Wanderlei Silva; discusses his rise through MMA, origins of the wrist-roll and rumors of plastic surgery.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 320 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 168; highlights from around the world; gift ideas for MMA fans.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Legacy Fighting Championship 24
    MMA's top contenders and champions take center cage LIVE every Friday night on AXS TV Fights. Ryan Benoit meets Damacio Page in the main event. Plus Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo and former boxing world champion Holly Holm in action.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

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  • Michael Carroll Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by FightMetric research analyst Michael Carroll.

    With longtime welterweight ruler Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and a year full of championship shake-up in MMA, there's new, dominant faces in the sport. Breen and Carroll discuss the statistical underpinnings of MMA's top champions and what they have in common as divisional rulers. The two investigate the likes of Cain Velasquez, Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman and others, detailing how particular metrics reveal the sources of their dominance, or at least brilliantly reflect it.

    The duo also debate the importance of statistical efficiency for MMA fighters, the statistical anomalies of Jake Shields, which metrics might best predict championship success and which up-and-comers excel in those categories.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood


    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC 16: Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo; Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout; Zach Makovsky vs. Scott Jorgensen; Pat Healy vs. Bobby Green; Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo; Ryan LaFlare vs. Court McGee. From Sacramento, Calif. (Subject to change)

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Primetime
    UFC 168 Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Fly-on-the-wall TV series following 16 amateur martial arts experts in their bid to compete as professional UFC fighters, and The Ultimate Fighter title

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Audio: GSP, Dana White Conference Call By: Mike Whitman

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  • Matt Serra Remembers Upset Win Over GSP: I Was Going for Broke Out There By: Staff

    Was Serra-GSP the biggest upset in MMA history? Please tell us below. | Photo: Dave Mandel

    Matt Serra, on “Beatdown,” discussing his April 2007 upset win over Georges St. Pierre:

    “I knew … if it went bad, with the game plan we were having, it was going to be a quick night. Maybe brutal but quick. But listen, I don’t want to get tired in there. If I look to try to make it a grappling match with the guy, it would get exhausting if I just tried to put the guy down a lot. And you don’t want to be that guy jumping guard from Guam. … I knew my one title shot, it definitely wasn’t going to be boring. It was kind of thrilling. It was like a thrill in that sense because it’s like, I know I’m going for broke out here. I know it. I know I’ve either got to stop him or I can get stopped. You’ve got to put yourself out there.”

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  • GSP Book Co-Author: Champ Has Been Discussing Retirement for Years By: Staff

    Justin Kingsley, who co-authored “Way of the Fight” with Georges St. Pierre, discussing on “Rewind” whether GSP struggles with possibly retiring:

    “I don’t know if struggle is the right word, but is it something that, I’m guessing, would be part of his thought process? I think it has to be. After everything that happened, I don’t see how it can’t be. … He said give me some time to go away and think, and that has to be a part of his thinking process. He’s said it’s been part of his process, in fact, for years. He said when I go out, I’m going to go out on top. He’s been saying that for a number of years, discussing that with Firas [Zahabi], with Kristof [Midoux], with John Danaher, with all these people.”

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