Geroges St. Pierre Bigger Then Hockey? Named Canada’s Athlete Of The Year

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Updated: December 23, 2008

UFC mixed martial artist Georges St. Pierre was named Canada’s Athlete of the year by Sportnet.ca. Beating out many hockey players for this award, GSP is the first ever MMA fighter to be named athlete of the year.

“It’s an honour for me to have this award and being the first MMA guy to receive something like this … I want to congratulate the other nominees because they have done an incredible job in their respective sports, making this an even more special honour.

“I want to thank Rogers Sportsnet and (Sportsnet analyst Showdown) Joe Ferraro for promoting the sport of MMA, because without them the sport would not be as known as it is right now in Canada. I want to thank everybody for their support and voting for me — I want to be a good Canadian ambassador for the sport and represent MMA well.”

5 Comments

  1. steve

    December 23, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Georges response "Oui, Je suis une bete".

  2. derek

    December 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

    steve, you care to translate?

  3. Tong Po

    December 23, 2008 at 9:16 am

    What in the world did steve say

  4. steve

    December 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    oh sorry lol. French for "Yes I am a beast."

  5. Ryan S

    December 24, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I know I like GSP better than hockey, but I'm not a hockey fan.

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