Mixed martial arts master and UFC star Georges St-Pierre needs no introduction. In fact, most people know him simply as GSP. The Montreal native may have taken a break from ultimate fighting – a sport that he’s helped make world famous – this past December, but he’s still one of the most admired athletes in the world. In fact, UFC president Dana White has dubbed GSP “the greatest welterweight ever.” Diehard fans of the former UFC world welterweight should hit theatres to check out a the newly released documentary, Takedown: The DNA of GSP, to get a glimpse inside the mind the fighter. We were just a tad luckier. Last night at The Fifth Pub House in Toronto, we had the chance to hang out with Georges St-Pierre at an event hosted by Bacardi Canada. Sure, we’d never want to face him in the octagon, but he’s surprisingly less intimidating when he’s just enjoying himself at the bar. What does GSP drink anyway? We caught up with the UFC super star to find out…
Photo Courtesy of Georges St-Pierre’s Facebook
What have been some of your proudest moments in your career so far?
When I won my first World Championship title against Matt Hughes, and also when I got back up on my feet after taking a hard kick to the head in the 3rd round of my Championship fight against Carlos Condit.
You were bullied growing up. How did you take that experience to help turn you into the fighter you are today?
Bullying is just one of the few obstacles that made me a stronger person. I was always a proud person and I simply went through it the way I could. It also made me spend more time in the karate dojo, which turned out to be a good thing!
When you finally get the chance to relax, what’s your drink?
Rum (Bacardi Oakheart) and Coke!