George St Peirre
George "RUSH" St Pierre
GSP was raised in St-Isidore, Quebec, a town of about 2,000 people. As a child he was bullied for many years by older schoolmates. His father had introduced him to Kyokushin karate at age 7, “but life isn’t like a movie,” he said. “You can do all the karate you want, when you’re eight or nine-years-old and they’re 12, when you’re alone and there’s three of them, you can’t do anything. That’s the reality.”
Already a second degree black belt at the age of 12. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck. Known as one of the planet's best pound-for-pound MMA fighter and all around athlete, GSP lives in Montreal but travels around the world to train with the best coaches and training partners in all disciplines.