Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre found himself in prestigious sports company tonight (July 16, 2013), appearing as himself in a commercial during Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game to promote the FOX Sports 1 network debut next month (Sat., Aug. 17, 2013).
"Rush" -- who claimed he did his own stunts for the 90-second spot -- was featured alongside mainstream sports superstars such as Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco, San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick L. Willis, triple crown-winning Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team hottie Alex Morgan and boxing sensation Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, among other familiar athletic faces.
"FOX Sports 1 is America’s new sports network that puts fans first. Day one is jam packed with NASCAR coverage and hard-hitting UFC action, all leading up to the debut of FOX Sports Live, which will take sports news to the next level. If the first day of action isn't enough -- FOX Sports 1 brings you more live sports with the best college football, college basketball and soccer action around. Also, informative and entertaining studio shows such as FOX Football Daily and FOX Sports LIVE will be introduced into our line up of programming."
FOX Sports 1 will feature FOX event "Prelims" matches, "UFC Tonight," the weekly authority for UFC news and information, 14 Saturday pay-per-view (PPV) "Prelims" cards and hundreds of hours of library programs and events.
The inaugural network event, UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1, which is scheduled for launch night from TD Garden in Boston, Mass., will feature an impromptu Light Heavyweight match up that pits former 205-pound division champion Mauricio Rua opposite ex-Middleweight No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen.
To check out the latest and greatest UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 fight card and rumors click here. And to go "behind the scenes" with St. Pierre during filming of the full commercial video above click here.