UFC news: Georges St-Pierre’s ‘proudest’ moment was overcoming Carlos Condit’s headkick

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UFC news: Georges St-Pierre's 'proudest' moment was overcoming Carlos Condit's headkick



GSP needed to dig deep to beat Condit (Picture: Getty)Georges St-Pierre revealed the proudest moment of his career was when he was dropped by Carlos Condit in their 2012 UFC title showdown.
GSP was returning from a year-long lay-off due to injury and took on Condit, who had become the interim welterweight champion in the Canadian’s absence.
St-Pierre is a UFC champion in two weight divisions, claiming the second of those belts at middleweight when he returned from a four-year exile to beat Michael Bisping in 2017.

The 37-year-old has set new records and set new standards for fighters across a 28-fight career, but said his proudest moment was getting up off the canvas after taking a headkick from Condit in the third round of their UFC 154 clash.
‘The moment I’m most proud of my career is when I got dropped by the headkick by Carlos Condit,’ GSP explained from a press conference in Montreal where he announce his retirement on Thursday.
‘I fell down and I was able to stand up. It sounds weird, people think it will be the wins, but for me it was when I was dropped and got back up.

‘It shows I had the guys to comeback from an obstacle and was able to overcome it.’
St-Pierre beat Condit via a decision to become the undisputed welterweight king once again.
In an MMA career that spanned 15 years, St-Pierre suffered just two defeats in the cage as he established himself as one of the greatest fighters of all time.
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(Picture: Getty)GSP cemented his untouchable legacy in late 2017 when he moved up to middleweight to strip Bisping of his title, but immediately vacated that belt.
Khabib Nurmagomedov urged St-Pierre to reconsider his retirement plans when news broke before the press conference the two-weight champion planned to announce his exit from MMA.
GSP confirmed he had pursued a clash with the lightweight champion, but the UFC had other plans for the Russian.
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