MMA Legend Georges St-Pierre to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 10, 2020

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04:  Georges St-Pierre of Canada celebrates his submission victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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One of MMA's most famous fighters is finally getting his place in the UFC Hall of Fame. 

Georges St-Pierre, the former multiple-division champion, finally got the call on Saturday with the organization making the announcement official during UFC 249. 

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Here's to an elite champion. 🥋🏆 @GeorgesStPierre is headed to the Hall. (B2YB @ToyoTires) https://t.co/ZeQj1KZnMh

St-Pierre finished his career with a 26-2 record featuring eight knockouts and six submissions. 

The UFC Hall of Fame opened in 2003 and has so far inducted 35 members. St-Pierre will become the seventh fighter to enter the Modern Era Wing, which already features Forrest Griffin, BJ Penn, Urijah Faber, Michael Bisping, Rashad Evans and Ronda Rousey. 

St-Pierre officially retired in February 2019 following his extremely successful 15-year career.

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The face of Canadian MMA has a new home 🇨🇦 🏆 @GeorgesStPierre is set to enter the Modern Wing of the #UFCHoF. (B2YB @ToyoTires) https://t.co/qNGXKvaPCI

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The UFC announces that Georges St-Pierre will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. That’s an honor that GSP deserves as much as anyone in the history of the sport.

"Georges St-Pierre is a pioneer of Canadian MMA who helped build the sport globally," UFC President Dana White said, per MMA Junkie. "He is the most famous athlete to ever come out of Canada and one of the greatest martial artists of all time. We're proud to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020."

At one point, the 38-year-old held both the welterweight and the middleweight titles, having defended the former for 2,204 days and nine bouts. 

As of 2013, St-Pierre was earning $12 million per year and delivering massive TV audiences for the rapidly growing fight promotion. 

"Georges St-Pierre is our biggest pay-per-view star," White told Forbes at the time. 

Now he's set to take his place among the sport's most notable figures and fighters. 

It's a well-deserved honor for a longtime UFC icon who helped make the organization the behemoth it's become in 2020.