Georges St. Pierre: 'My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA'

Photo of Georges St. Pierre flipping for David Beckham by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE.

Bend it like Beckham?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre is popular. But is he David Beckham popular? From a global perspective, the English association footballer (that's soccer to all you Yanks) is one of the most recognizable sports stars in the world, thanks in part to his flighty feet.

And his good looks certainly help keep him relevant among the lay-deeeeeeeze.

In the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), St. Pierre is one of the first major mainstream crossover stars. He's done a pretty good job of kicking ass inside the Octagon and he, like Beckham, is easy on the eyes (that's what I've heard).

"Rush" explains his admiration for the Brit to Sun Sport, after the jump.

"My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA but I still have a lot to do to reach that point. Mr Beckham is a great role model and I aspire to do the same."

In order for St. Pierre to maintain his superstardom, he must first get back into the cage and defend his championship title against Carlos Condit, presumably at the UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Presumably.

"Rush" is still rehabbing a surgically repaired knee, but recently gave fans another update on his "road to recovery," featuring a training video that has "Rush" doing all sorts of strength-related exercises.

See it here.

Well Maniacs, how about it? How close is St. Pierre to achieving his goal? And will he marry a former Spice Girl to accomplish it?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker