Newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has revealed that in his estimation his victory over Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in New York City has surpassed anything he’s done in his highly decorated career up to this point.
“The atmosphere last night at MSG was unreal,” St-Pierre wrote on social media yesterday. “Feeling great today – Thanks everyone for making this the best night of my career!”
“A big thank you to all my supporters in Quebec, I cannot wait to get home!” GSP also wrote in French to his fellow Canadians.
It was certainly a huge night for St-Pierre, winning his second title in the UFC, and the fact that it came after a four year absence from the sport no doubt made it all the sweeter for the 36-year-old.
St-Pierre had also promised that his fighting style had evolved despite his absence from the Octagon and there was clear evidence of that, while the real icing on the cake was the fact that he finished Bisping definitively after dropping him with a hook and then submitting him via a rear-naked choke, which should silence the critics that were eager to point out he’d only finished one of his previous 9 fights in the UFC.
It remains to be seen what comes next for the resurgent superstar, with ‘Rush’ being tight-lipped about it for now, though Dana White has been admant that it will be a title unification bout with interim champ Robert Whittaker.