Georges St. Pierre praises Francis Carmont after impressive submission victory over Karlos Vemola

July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Francis Carmont celebrates after defeating Karlos Vemola (not pictured) during the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

I am impressed with your performance.

Chris Weidman wasn't the only one opening eyes last night in the suddenly resurged Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight division.

TriStar-trained Francis Carmont continued his winning ways and remained undefeated (3-0) under the ZUFFA umbrella while extending his winning streak to eight straight as he defeated former bodybuilder Karlos Vemola via submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC on Fuel TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman" in the second round.

The French-born fighter fought off a couple of early submission attempts and takedowns from Vemola, as he proceeded to trap "The Terminator" in a precarious crucifix position, which ultimately led to the sinking in of the rear-naked choke.

Though his praises weren't being shouted to the skies (as they were for Chris Weidman) one person was impressed with the performance of "Limitless," friend, training partner and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who was working the corner of his TriStar comrade.

Check out what "Rush" had to say via his official Twitter account:

"Wow!!! What an amazing fight! So happy for him hard work pays! What a great finish!"

It may not be a on par with the love "All American" was receiving from the MMA community after he completely dismantled Mark Munoz in the main event, but when you get praised by such an esteemed champion as "GSP," it evens things up a bit.

Carmont has now won three in a row in the UFC and has proven he will be tough draw for any top contender in the 185-pound class. Perhaps a step up in competition is in order, and with no shortage of tough opponents in the UFC, the challengers will only get tougher.

Though he may not be on Wiedman's level just yet, Carmont is on his way up the ladder and a top name his next time out could tell us if Francis will be a legit contender to compete in the shark-infested middleweight division, or just a flash in the pan.

How about it Maniacs, Who do you think will be a good next test for the tough-as-nails Carmont?

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