Some would say that Georges St. Pierre is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. I would be hard pressed to argue otherwise.
Fresh off his dominant victory one of the best welterweights in MMA history, Matt Hughes, Dana White is taking no chances with his new golden boy, locking GSP up for at least his next six fights, according to fcfighter.com. His new contract will go into effect immediately, replacing his current contract which has two fights left on it.
People may say that the UFC underpays its fighters but one thing is for sure; they know how to take care of their marquee names. GSP’s new mega-deal will make him one of the top three paid fighters in the UFC according to GSP’s agent; Stephane Patry.
Patry commented that the negotiations were difficult at times but an agreement was eventually reached.
St. Pierre is riding a wave of success that is unmatched in the UFC, winning his last five fights against a who’s who of mixed martial artists inclucing; BJ Penn, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, “Mayhem” Miller, and the aforementioned Matt Hughes.
Dana White has made no secret of the fact that he would like GSP to be the poster boy of the UFC. Why wouldn’t he? St. Pierre is a phenomenal athlete, intelligent, good looking, and he attracts the Canadian crowd.
The plan was to have GSP headline UFC 69 in Montreal, Canada in a rubber match with Matt Hughes but those plans fell through and the event will now be held in Houston, Texas. If St. Pierre’s knee injury heals in time, the delayed title defense against TUF 4 winner Matt Serra will headline the card in Houston.
You can get used to seeing the welterweight strap around the waist of GSP. With his mix of talent and explosiveness, he is in a league all his own. Now it is up to Joe Silva to put those six fights to good use. Something tells me he will.