Georges St-Pierre Joins Quebec’s RDS For UFC Broadcasts
Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has a new job, joining the RDS out of Quebec as an analyst for UFC events starting with UFC 252.
Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has a new job, joining the Reseau des Sports broadcasting team.
The RDS airs in Quebec as the French-language channel for the area. St-Pierre will begin on August 15 with UFC 252 prelims.
“I am very pleased to officially join the RDS team and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of mixed martial arts with the public,” St-Pierre said in a release. “I look forward to taking advantage of this new opportunity that RDS is offering me to have fun and exchange with the fans.”
St-Pierre became one of the greatest champions in UFC history, securing the welterweight title and headlining numerous major pay-per-view events. He retired, returning a few years later to defeat Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt.
Before he could defend that title, though, GSP announced he was vacating it due to health issues.
“I’ve always said Georges is the most famous athlete to ever come out of Canada. His impact on the sport has been massive across the country, but especially for French-Canadians. I am pumped that he’s decided to join the RDS commentary team and share his knowledge and experience directly with our fans,” said UFC President Dana White.
The 39-year-old announced his retirement last year in February. He is a native of Quebec.
“We are very proud that Georges has accepted to be part of the RDS team of experts, ” said Domenic Vannelli, Vice-President Production at RDS. “His unique personality and his exceptional experience in the Octagon make him a great asset to the strong UFC combat description team already in place at RDS.”
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More On Georges St-Pierre
A native of Saint-Isidore, Georges took part in his first amateur fight at the age of 16, a fight he won by submission. He became Canadian champion of the TKO organization before taking the belt of UFC World Middleweight Champion in 2006. He then lost his title in 2007 before regaining it in 2008 in front of his fans in Montreal. He remains undefeated since then.
After four years of inactivity, Georges returned to competition on November 4, 2017 at the UFC 217 gala at Madison Square Garden in New York City and won the UFC Middleweight World Championship title in a fight with England’s Michael Bisping. With this victory, he became the fourth athlete in UFC history to hold the World Championship title in two different categories. Georges had to give up defending his new belt for health reasons and officially announced his retirement from the UFC at a press conference held at the Bell Centre on February 21, 2019.
Georges is recognized by many as one of the greatest “pound for pound” mixed martial arts fighters in the world.