Georges St. Pierre took to Facebook to share a photo of himself a day after winning the UFC middleweight champion title at “UFC 217.” On Nov. 4, Saturday, he defeated Michael Bisping via technical submission via rear-naked choke at 4:23 of Round 3.
“The atmosphere last night at msg was unreal… feeling great today – thanks everyone for making this the best night of my career!!!” the new UFC middleweight champion captioned the photo. “A very big thank you to all my supporters from Quebec, looking forward to home!”
This is a successful comeback for St. Pierre who took a break from fighting for almost four years. The last time he fought prior to “UFC 217” was “UFC 167,” which took place on Nov. 16, 2013 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At “UFC 167,” Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks, 34, lost to St. Pierre via split decision after five rounds. At “UFC 217,” Hendricks lost to Paolo Costa via technical knockout via punches at 1:23 of Round 2.
Fighting out of St. Isidore, Quebec, Canada, St. Pierre now has 26 wins and 2 losses. He lost to Matt Hughes at “UFC 50” via armbar submission on Oct. 22, 2004 and to Matt Serra at “UFC 69” via technical knockout via punches on April 7, 2007.
On Dec. 29, 2007, St. Pierre and Hughes had a rematch at “UFC 79.” St. Pierre won the fight via armbar submission at 4:54 of Round 2.
On April 19, 2008, St. Pierre and Serra had a rematch at “UFC 83.” St. Pierre won the fight via technical knockout via knees to the body at 4:45 of Round 2.