What happens to UFC fighters after they fight Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre has 11 straight wins in the UFC, including nine straight welterweight title defenses. He put those streaks on the line at UFC 167 against Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16, 2013. Here's a look at how the fighters St-Pierre has beaten in that span have fared in the UFC after that loss.
Loss to GSP: March 16, 2013
Diaz lost all five rounds on each of the three judges' cards, then said he wanted a rematch or he'd retire. Diaz hasn't fought since, and although, he is considered retired, his name always pops up in conversation about potential big-fight matchups. Many believe he'll fight again. |
Loss to GSP: Nov. 17, 2012
Condit lost his title shot against St-Pierre at UFC 154, then lost by unanimous decision in his next bout against Johny Hendricks. He’s 1-1 since losing to GSP.
Next fight: UFC on Fox 9 vs. Matt Brown, Dec. 14
Loss to GSP: April 30, 2011
After losing to GSP in front of 55,000 fans in Toronto, Shields was knocked out in 53 seconds by Jake Ellenberger. Shields' father passed away two weeks prior to the bout. Shields won his next bout, then tested positive for a banned substance and had his win against Ed Herman overturned. Shields is 3-1 with 1 no contest since losing to GSP.
Next fight: TBD |
Loss to GSP: Dec. 24, 2010
The only fighter to appear twice on this list, Koscheck won his next two fights after losing to GSP a second time (this one was for the title). He's lost his last two bouts, though.
Next fight: UFC 167 vs. Tyron Woodley, Nov. 16
Loss to GSP: March 27, 2010
Hardy earned much respect for his heart in not tapping out vs. St-Pierre that night. But, the Brit lost his next three fights and was nearly out of the UFC. Hardy won both of his fights in 2012, but was diagnosed in 2013 with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a heart abnormality. His fighting future is unclear. |
Loss to GSP: July 11, 2009
Alves lost his follow-up fight to Jon Fitch, then dropped two of his next four. He hasn’t fought since March 2, 2012, pulling out of two fights because of injuries.
Next fight: TBD
Loss to GSP: Jan. 31, 2009
Upon returning to lightweight after this superfight, Penn successfully defended his belt twice. He then went 1-4-1, semi-retired once and will now coach against Frankie Edgar on the next season of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Next fight: TBA vs. Frankie Edgar
Loss to GSP: Aug. 9, 2008
Fitch had the most immediate success of anyone after losing to GSP. He ripped off five wins in a row, but never did get another title shot. He was 6-2-1 after the GSP loss at UFC 87 before being cut in the early part of 2013. |
Loss to GSP: April 19, 2008
The only man in the world to knock out GSP in a pro bout, Serra wasn’t as successful in the rematch. After a second-round stoppage at UFC 83, Serra lost his next bout against Matt Hughes. Overall, Serra was 1-2 since that night in Montreal and retired from the sport in mid-2013. |
Loss to GSP: Dec. 29, 2007
Hughes, a former welterweight champion, was knocked out by Thiago Alves in his first fight after the GSP loss. He won his next three, then was knocked out in the first round by both B.J. Penn and Josh Koscheck before retiring in 2012. |
Loss to GSP: Aug. 25, 2007
Koscheck needed more than three years to get another shot at GSP (and a first shot at his title). To do so, he went 6-2, with losses to Thiago Alves and Paulo Thiago along the way. |