With Chuck Liddell slowly riding off into the sunset, George St. Pierre is quickly becoming the new face of mainstream MMA, period. His impact on the sport has had a ripple effect on the sport, which will only further allow Mixed Martial Arts to grow in leaps and bounds over the next decade.
His commitment to having the most well-rounded skill set in MMA almost pays a tribute to earlier fighters like Marco Ruas, Don Frye, Frank Shamrock and Tito Ortiz for their early experiments with bringing multiple disciplines into the cage.
St. Pierre combines all the skills of an elite level fighter, with the humility and focus of a Shaolin Monk. On top of that, ladies love the "Rush."
Want to convert your girlfriend into a fan of MMA? Well, have her watch this video highlight of GSP, and you can be guaranteed that she'll be begging you to fly to Vegas for his next fight.
What else could you say about this 21st Century warrior? Well how about endorsements? Mr. St. Pierre and his management team have managed to secure lucrative and ground-breaking endorsement deals with household names such as UnderArmour, Gatorade, and Affliction Clothing.