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Watch Montreal Canadiens fans give UFC champ Georges St-Pierre a rousing ovation



Georges St-Pierre came back after nearly four years away from MMA and choked out Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC 217 to become the new UFC middleweight champion, making him just the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold title belts in two divisions.

Pretty much everyone was in awe of what St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) accomplished that night, especially after the long layoff. Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted.

The love from Canada continued Tuesday night as St-Pierre, with the title belt over his shoulder, walked out to center ice for the ceremonial puck drop in his hometown before the Canadiens-Blue Jackets game at Bell Centre.

Via Twitter:

So what’s next for St-Pierre? Well, first some time off. And then hopefully after that he unifies the middleweight title with interim champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC).

We’ll be waiting, but hopefully it’s not too long.

For complete coverage of UFC 217, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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