UFC Hall of Famer & former two-division UFC champion & actor, Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre, catches up with Bloody Elbow’s own Eddie Mercado, Fight Analyst, Author, & MMA Competitor.
This Bloody Elbow Presents Interview from our own Eddie Mercado includes discussions with GSP on Karate Combat – A Full Contact Karate League; where he offered his perspective as a 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate, not to mention his black belt in BJJ, expertise in muay thai, boxing, & wrestling. He goes on to discuss various topics, including his fear of heights and rollercoasters, his love for paleontology, & finally being free from his UFC contract.
GSP holds combat awards including: Member of the Modern Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame; Rogers Sportsnet’s ‘Canadian Athlete of the Year’ 2008, 2009, 2010; ESPN’s 2010-2011 ‘No.2 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World’, as well as being declared ‘The Fighter of the Year’ in 2009, by Sports Illustrated, the World MMA Awards, MMAPayout, Inside MMA, & MMAJunkie. He was also a Finalist in the ‘Best Fighter’ Category for the ESPY Awards in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2018. Spike Guys Choice Awards labeled him ‘The ‘Most Dangerous Man of the Year’ in 2010, & Black Belt Magazine awarded him the title of ‘MMA Fighter of the Year’ in 2008.
Since retiring from competition in 2019, with a respectable record of 26-2 (8KOs, 6 Subs, 12 Decisions), he has completely recovered from his bout with ulcerative colitis, and gone on to found a charity: The GSP Foundation, which aims to reduce bullying and encourage youth participation in sports.
Check out Eddie’s full and exclusive article on the interview right here on Bloodyelbow.com:
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