Georges "Rush" St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and UFC world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Georges was raised in St-Isidore, Quebec, a town of about 2,000 people. As a child he was bullied for years by older schoolmates. His father introduced him to Kyokushin karate at 7 years old.
Karate helped him grow as a person and a fighter. He then added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match, and continued his steady improvement. In 2006, he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007, but regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.
Bio courtesy of gspofficial.com