GSP Repeats As Sportsnet’s Canadian Athlete of the Year

Written by Tim Ngo
December 15th, 2009

Rogers Sportsnet in Canada has announced that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has won the “Canadian Athlete of the Year” award for the second year in a row.

St-Pierre beat out Sidney Crosby of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to win the award.

Easily one of the most recognizable fighters in mixed martial arts, St-Pierre has used his UFC success to gain mainstream crossover appeal.

His next title defense will be against Dan Hardy at a yet to be made official event in March in Newark, New Jersey.

The last time St-Pierre stepped inside the Octagon was at UFC 100 where he dominated Thiago Alves to win a unanimous decision. St-Pierre injured his groin early in that bout and has been out of action ever since.

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