by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Georges "Rush" St. Pierre won back
the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title in front of 21,390
spectators at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night when he defeated
Matt "The Terror" Serra by TKO.
Fighting and winning in front of his hometown
crowd meant a lot to the 26-year-old Canadian. "It was the most beautiful
day of my life," St. Pierre told MMAWeekly. "I can’t describe
Those live in attendance were so loud that St.
Pierre couldn’t hear his corner-men. Admitting that he had butterflies in his
stomach before the fight, St. Pierre rose to the occasion despite the added
pressure of performing in the first UFC main event in Canada. "A world
title in my backyard. It’s amazing," said St. Pierre.
There was no love loss between St. Pierre and
Serra heading into UFC 83. Both took verbal jabs at each other in the media
leading up to the rematch. Commenting on the animosity between the two and if
he carried it into the octagon with him, St. Pierre said, "Going into the
cage I let it go, but at some point in the fight I used it to pump me up at the
end with the flurry of knees."
UFC president Dana White has stated that Jon
Fitch is likely next in line for a shot at the UFC welterweight title. St.
Pierre predicted victory if Fitch is his next opponent and added, "I will
fight everybody the UFC puts in front of me."
Mentioned in the UFC 83 post-fight press
conference by White and the media, there’s a possibility of St. Pierre moving
up to the middleweight division, but St. Pierre stipulated that it would have
to be a "super fight" situation.
Asked if he’d consider moving up to take on
UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, St. Pierre
responded, "Maybe. Who knows? We’ll see. We’ll talk about it. Maybe. It
might be interesting. We’ll see."