Georges St-Pierre Getting Statue Next to Wayne Gretzky

Dan Hiergesell@DHiergesellFeatured ColumnistJanuary 24, 2014

Georges St. Pierre arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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As the consensus greatest champion in UFC history, former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is finding out that life after competitive mixed martial arts can be truly unpredictable, just as it is inside the cage.

Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White methodically bashed the former top pay-per-view draw in response to GSP's recent comments regarding the promotion's lackadaisical drug screening.

The public back-and-forth has been a lot of he said, she said, so it's uncertain who is more believable at this point.  With that said, during a time when the UFC would love to see St-Pierre return to the Octagon, it may benefit both sides to sweep all animosity under the rug.

But with a hard-nosed commissioner like White at the helm, one who often wears his heart on his sleeve, nothing is for sure.

However, through all of the trials and tribulations that the former champ has recently encountered after finally speaking his mind, St-Pierre still has a lot to look forward to.

One of them is a statue.  It was recently announced via Twitter, originally reported by MMA Underground, that Grevin Montreal, a Montreal-based art museum that honors storied figures in Canadian history, will soon present "Rush" with his own wax statue:

St-Pierre then tweeted his response to the flattering news:

As one of the most popular athletes in Canadian history, one who has defeated the very best fighters in the world, GSP truly deserves the recognition.

So while it may seem as if the former champ is continuously receiving bad publicity opposite UFC brass, life after fighting does have its perks.


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