The UFC is sharing a personal story of former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to roll out episodes of its hit documentary series “UFC 25 Years in Short.” The series — which received a Sports Emmy Award nomination in the “Outstanding Edited Sports Special or Series” category — first premiered in 2018.
In recent weeks, however, the promotion has been releasing the videos to the official UFC YouTube account.
The latest documentary is titled “BULLY PROOF: The story of GSP’s Evolution from Bully Victim to UFC Badass.”
“I have a very good record as an MMA professional fighter, but if you go in my bully time, I have a losing record,” St-Pierre joked during an interview with Hot 97. “I got beat up pretty bad that many times. A few months ago, I was in the street and I saw one of the guys that used to bully me,” he said in a previous interview.
“When I saw him, I was very surprised, because I remember him. This guy used to beat me in the bus. One point, I came back with a black eye and my dad was saying to me ‘What’s going on?’ I never said anything. But one time I said it’s a guy in the bus. He’s taller than me. He’s bigger and he’s beating me up and he’s stronger than me. I cannot win.’
“So the next day, when I take the bus, this guy goes ‘Hey you’re such a snitch! You’re a coward! You go complain to your dad. I can’t believe you did that!’ He did that in front of everybody, and I got humiliated. I ran towards him and tried to punch him in the face, then I got beat up again. It was terrible. That’s the memory I had of him.”
You can check it out below:
As child, Georges St-Pierre was targeted by bullies, until his father put him karate class, and GSP built himself into a fighting machine, and a UFC champion.