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Georges St-Pierre Talks Fighter Association

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It happened at #TGE2016. GSP talked about forming an organization that would benefit all fighters. Check the video below from our Facebook page. Check around the 2:50 second mark…

Georges St-Pierre live at #TGE2016

Posted by The Gentlemen’s Expo on Friday, November 11, 2016

 

 

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Top 10 Highlights From #TGE2016

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Where do we begin? Easy… by thanking you for coming. Without you (yes, I’m talking to you) there would be no show. Honestly, #TGE2016 is only as good as the audience who joins us, and you were perfect! Thank you.

Here’s a quick list of some of our fav moments:

10) Hypnotist Chris Jones convincing a lady that Drake was here.

9) Jason Grilli sharing how much he loves the city of Toronto.

8) Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour playing bubble hockey with Rick Mercer looking on.

7) Ian Thornley of Big Wreck on the slide guitar while telling stories with Jeff Woods.

6) Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour sharing the story of Harold Ballard’s dog.

5) The UCC Chef Battle that saw Ted Reader get his hand raised in victory!

4) Jim Cuddy sharing stories about being on the road with The Tragically Hip

3) Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey inspiring an entire room and beyond.

2) GSP on the state of the UFC, and what the future of fighting holds.

1) The Gentlemen and Gentlewomen of Toronto showing all kinds of love to our food purveyors, vendors, special guests, Main Stage personalities, Culinary Stage experts, our staff, the security and more.

Special shout out to OG Series: Brisket, Beer and Bourbon After Party at The Carbon Bar on Thursday night. Surrounded by great BBQ and about 200 of our closest friends was def a highlight of the weekend.

Let’s do it again next year!

 

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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Georges St-Pierre

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Canadian MMA Icon Georges St-Pierre
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Georges St-Pierre
  • WHEN: FRIDAY, NOV. 11th
    • 9:30pm – In Conversation with Georges St-Pierre hosted by Showdown Joe Ferraro
    • 10:15pm – Meet & Greet with Georges St-Pierre

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Georges St-Pierre:

Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and UFC world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Georges was raised in St-Isidore, Quebec, a town of about 2,000 people. As a child he was bullied for years by older schoolmates. His father had introduced him to Kyokushin karate at age 7, “but life isn’t like a movie,” he said. “You can do all the karate you want, when you’re eight or nine-years-old and they’re 12, when you’re alone and there’s three of them, you can’t do anything. That’s the reality.”

Already a 2nd dan Kyokushin karate black belt at 12, Georges dedicated himself to martial arts and training throughout his teen years. After seeing Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1, Georges knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and how he was going to reach those goals: he invested all his energy and all his time at becoming a better version of himself. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck, hauling in refuse. He discovered a simple truth: never stopping helps reach goals.gsp_fr

He grew as a person and as a fighter. He added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match, and continued his steady improvement. In 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.

Recognized as one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighter and all around athlete, GSP lives in Montreal but travels around the world to train with the best coaches and training partners in all disciplines.

Follow GSP on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

GSP in facts and figures

  • Born in St-Isidore, Québec, on May 19, 1981
  • 5 ft 10 inches, 170 lbs
  • Fighting style: Kyokushin karate (3rd dan black belt), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling

Record

Championship 

  • Two-time Welterweight Champion of the World – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • All-time most consecutive welterweight title defenses (9)

Awards

  • Canadian Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 – Rogers Sportsnet
  • 2010-2011 No.2 Pound-for-pound fighter in the world – ESPN
  • Fighter of the Year 2009 – Sports Illustrated, World MMA Awards, MMAPayout, Inside MMA, MMAJunkie
  • Finalist – Best Fighter 2008, 2010, 2011 – ESPY Awards
  • Most Dangerous Man of the year 2010 – Spike Guys Choice Awards
  • 2008 MMA Fighter of the Year – Black Belt Magazine

 

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#TGE2016 Friday Schedule

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SHOW SCHEDULEEventLocation
4:00pmDoors Open
5:00PMMarc Demontis - Courage HockeyMain Stage
5:30PMBEER 101 with MICHELLE THAM
(Head of Education - Labatt)
Main Stage
6:00PMROB RAINFORD / Centennial CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
6:15PMBEST BUY - TECH TALKMain Stage
7:00PMLINDSEY GREFLUND / LE DOLCI & George Brown CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
7:30PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
8:00PMIN CONVERSATION WITH GARY ROBERTSMain Stage
8:00PMTED READER / TED'S WORLD FAMOUS bbqOn The Line Culinary Experience
8:45PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
9:00PMMATT JONES / JIM BEAMOn The Line Culinary Experience
9:15PMIN CONVERSATION WITH GEORGES ST-PIERREMain Stage
10:30PMLast Call
11:00PMDoors Close
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