Alright MMA fans, it’s crunch time and we have been ordered to rally the troops. Tuesday marks the last day to cast your vote for UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre to capture his third consecutive “Canadian Athlete of the Year” award.
The planet’s baddest 170-pounder is facing off (pun intended) against Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby for the 2010 hardware.
Sixteen of Canada’s best athletes were filtered down to these final two studs. St-Pierre took out Maelle Ricker, Joey Votto and Jonatan Toews, respectively, to advance to the finals.
“Sid the Kid,” on the other hand, ousted Ashleigh McIvor, then Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir and Alex Bilodeau to challenge GSP for this year’s trophy.
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Here are SportsNet.ca’s final sales pitches for the Canadian superstars:
“GSP is the two-time defending Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year. In 2010 the Montreal-based fighter improved his record to 21-2 by successfully defending his UFC Welterweight Championship by unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in Montreal.”
“Crosby is once again up for the award thanks to an impressive 2010. Besides scoring the overtime goal nearly every Canadian saw to win men’s hockey gold in Vancouver, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain also went on to score 51 goals in being named co-winner of the Rocket Richard Trophy.”