The city of Saint-Isidore in Quebec, Canada, is paying homage to hometown hero, Georges St-Pierre, but it looks a little more like a shoutout to former United States President, Barack Obama.
UFC Canada shared side-by-side photos of St-Pierre and his new statue on Wednesday, courtesy of photographer Melanie Crete. “GSP” is all smiles standing next to the statue; however, fans of the two-division UFC champ wear a more befuddled expression.
Take one look at the replies and you will see several photos comparing St-Pierre’s immortalized face Obama’s:
St-Pierre (26-2) re-retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) after dethroning Michael Bisping as UFC Middleweight champion at UFC 217 in Nov. 2017 (watch highlights). Arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, the illustrious UFC Welterweight champion holds wins over the aforementioned Bisping, Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck (twice), Dan Hardy, B.J. Penn (twice), Jon Fitch, Matt Serra Matt Hughes (twice), Sean Sherk and Frank Trigg.
A potential Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. St-Pierre match-up often appealed to “GSP;” however, the dream “super” fight never materialized. These days, you can catch St-Pierre in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ — a reprisal of his role from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Who do you think the statue of “GSP” looks like?