Earlier this month, Joachim Alcine retained his WBA Light Middleweight title. Tonight, Georges St. Pierre became the interim UFC Welterweight champ when he defeated Matt Hughes at UFC 79. And next Saturday, Herman Ngoudjo looks to dethrone the IBF Light Welterweight champion, Paulie Malignaggi. Forget about Edmonton, Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh and any other city who has declared itself “The City Of Champions” in the past because, the way we see it, Montreal, Quebec, Canada is the new owner of that title. (At least when it comes to combat sports, ok?)
Needless to say, JarryPark’s hometown of Montreal is filled with a ton of pride this evening, my friends. We weren’t there to celebrate with our peoples but, regardless, watching GSP manhandle Hughes (again) was one of the prettiest sights these eyes have ever seen. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any better we witnessed GSP pull off two perfect spinaroonies in the middle of the Octagon. Vas-y GSP, indeed!
St-Pierre-Serra for the undisputed Welterweight crown this April in Montreal? I’m going to have a hard to sleeping tonight.
Oh, and before you accuse me sounding bias or unprofessional please understand that I am still mourning the loss of my beloved Expos so I need to celebrate when I get the chance. It’s all part of the heeling process…or something.