According to ESPN, the UFC’s very own Georeges St. Pierre’s 2007 performance was worthy of a top five nomination for the ESPYs’ “Best Fighter” category. GSP is the only MMA fighter nominated for the category; the remaining four contestants are boxers.
GSP will be going up against some stiff competition in Kelly Pavlik, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Joe Calzaghe and Holly Holm.
St. Pierre lost his UFC Welterweight title to Matt Serra in April of 2007, which went down as the upset of the year. However, since that loss, he has rolled off three consecutive victories having posted a dominating Unanimous Decision over Josh Koscheck at UFC 74, a 2ndRound Submission over Matt Hughes at UFC 79 and a 2ndRound TKO over Serra at UFC 83 to regain his title.
GSP will headline UFC 87 next month in his first defense of this reign as champ against Jon Fitch.
ESPYs will air July 20th at 9PM EST on ESPN and ESPN HD.