''Why You Ducking Me?'' - Twitter Reacts To Retirement Of UFC Legend George St Pierre
The UFC legend George St-Pierre has confirmed his retirement from mixed martial arts and the world of UFC has been quick to pay tribute to the Canadian on Twitter.
The 37-year-old was a former two-weight UFC champion and become only the fourth fighter in history to win multi-division titles as he sparkled during an outstanding career that ensures that he will be remembered as one of the best - if not THE best - welterweight champion.
GSP last fought in 2017 and ends his career with a formidable 26-2-0 record, with his last fight coming in November 2017 when he defeated reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping to become a champions across two divisions.
The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White, posted his own tribute to St-Pierre on Twitter as he posted a Tweet saying 'Congrats on an amazing career' along with a wonderful highlights package showing some of the best moments of St Pierre's career.
The UFC Twitter account posted a fitting tribute to St-Pierre with a two-minute video that is well worth watching. It features the crowd reactions, the training, the best of St-Pierre's fights and his celebrations. Played to the backdrop of motivational music and some superb commentary, it is a reminder of how great the Canadian was!
WATCH the video further down this page.
Meanwhile, UFC fighters posted their own tributes to St-Pierre, including this tongue in cheek response from Ben Askren:
Hey @GeorgesStPierre why you ducking me
Siyar Bahadurzada tweeted:
Thank you @GeorgesStPierre for an incredible career. Thank you for shedding your sweat and blood to excite us. Enjoy the glory for the rest of your life. #salute