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.