GSP gives away his UFC belts after every win
UFC 217 was a special moment for GSP’s career, but he still decided to give away the title as a thank you to a friend.
After being out for four years, Georges St-Pierre moved up in weight and beat Michael Bisping to become a two-division champion.
However, this big moment did not stop him from continuing a tradition he started years ago. This practice was detailed by his coach Firas Zahabi in St-Pierre’s book.
“After each one of Georges’s title victories, he gives his belt away. He gives it to someone close to him, someone he feels helped him reach his goal. This is pure amazement to me,” Zahabi said.
“After his big fight in Toronto, in front of the biggest live audience ever to watch a UFC championship… They put the belt around his waist and he turned around and he whispered in my ear, “This one’s for you.”
“That was the biggest venue in UFC history, his crowning moment in history, and he wasn’t thinking about himself. He hadn’t been wearing the belt for more than five seconds… and he gave it away.”
He decided to give this belt to thank Victor Zilberman, the head coach of the Montreal Wrestling Club.
Happy to give my new middleweight belt to coach Victor. I owe a big part of my success in the octagon to the Montreal Wrestling Club & YMHA! pic.twitter.com/bHx8YPEHsM
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) November 8, 2017