What Was Georges St-Pierre’s Most Humiliating Moment?
Georges St-Pierre has detailed the most humiliating moment of his pro MMA career.
St-Pierre is set to be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame and his resume speaks for itself. “Rush” finished his career with a record of 26-2. He holds the record for the longest UFC Welterweight Title reign in the promotion’s history and is a former UFC Middleweight Champion. While blemishes were rare during St-Pierre’s run, one of those missteps was particularly deflating.
“Nobody gave him a chance, including myself. I went there and he clipped me with a very good punch and I was never able to come back into the fight. I learned a big lesson again, it’s not always the best fighter that wins the fight, it’s the fighter that fights the best the night of the fight. It was the most humiliating thing in my career. I felt I let down everybody, even though it turned out to be a positive experience because it made me who I am today, a much better fighter and martial artist.”
Serra was a sizable underdog going into the fight. To this day, many still believe that fight is the biggest upset in MMA history. St-Pierre would avenge his loss by stopping Serra via TKO in their April 19, 2008 rematch.
St-Pierre went 13-0 following his defeat at the hands of Serra. It was a historic run that fight fans aren’t likely to forget. Some even believe that no one can achieve what St-Pierre did at 170 pounds especially since the sport of MMA continues to evolve. Still, that one loss to Serra served as a wakeup call for St-Pierre and helped lead him to a Hall of Fame career.