Georges St-Pierre Has Goal to Become the David Beckham of MMA

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IJune 27, 2012

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  (L-R) Georges St. Pierre battles Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Every athlete admires other athletes, whether it be while they're growing up or while they're performing at the highest level.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has a goal to become the David Beckham of MMA.

"'My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA but I still have a lot to do to reach that point. Mr Beckham is a great role model and I aspire to do the same,'" said St-Pierre in an interview with The Sun.

What athlete wouldn't strive to become Beckham? Charismatic, raking in millions of dollars and married to a Spice Girl? Sounds pretty good.

Beckham, of course, was a role model for many kids, whether it be when he was with Manchester United or Real Madrid, or now over here in the United States playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham has also spent time out on loan with Italian giants, A.C. Milan and has made numerous appearances for the English national team.

St-Pierre and Beckham also share the same agency, as both are signed to Creative Artists Agency that boasts some of the top players in the world's biggest sports.

St-Pierre didn't stop at Beckham, though. He was also asked about a potential mega-fight with UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. The possibility of the mega-fight has loomed for a few years now and hasn't come to fruition just yet.

"'It's not impossible but right now, I don't think about it. I'm coming back from an injury and I have to get back to my own title in my own weight category first,'" said St-Pierre.

"'There are a lot of challengers there and I want to make sure I clean out my division. I don't want to leave my division unless I've done everything that I want to have done.'"

Silva defends his title against Chael Sonnen on July 7th at UFC 148, while St-Pierre will unify the welterweight belts sometime later this year against Carlos Condit if his knee rehab goes according to plan.