GSP Tops Sidney Crosby To Win Canadian Athlete Of The Year



The people have spoken and, as he was in 2008, UFC star Georges St-Pierre is their champion.

After a week of voting, the Montreal-based welterweight champion received more than 60 per cent of readers' votes to beat out Stanley Cup champion Sidney Crosby for Sportsnet's Canadian Athlete of the Year.

“Thanks to Sportsnet, all the fans. It's an honour to win the award two years in a row,” St-Pierre told Sportsnet on Monday. “Congratulations to Sidney Crosby, it is a great honour to be nominated with him. Crosby is a great hockey player and in a country where hockey is king it says a lot about the growth of MMA for me to win this award again.”

St-Pierre was also selected by readers for the honour in 2008. Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain who won his first Cup this past spring, was Sportsnet's Canadian Athlete of the Year in 2007.

St-Pierre's repeat duplicates the feat of Phoenix Sun's guard Steve Nash, who won it in 2005 and 2006.

Sports Betting


Andrew Holbrook vs. Gregor Gillespie Official For UFC 210 In April

On Wednesday, UFC announced a new lightweight bout for their upcoming UFC 210 pay-per-view. Now official for UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 is a...

Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez Added To UFC 211 On 5/14

A battle between veterans of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America is now official for the upcoming UFC 211 pay-per-view in May. Confirmed for UFC 211...
Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva Believes ‘Dream’ Bout Against Roy Jones Jr. is Possible

The buzz surrounding a bout between combat sports legends Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. appears to be heating up again. Many athletes have already...
Scott Holtzman

Scott Holtzman on Trash Talkers: ‘I Want My Fighting to do The Talking’

Scott Holtzman isn't opposed to trash talking, but he prefers to prove himself with actions. Holtzman is an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight who is...
Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley Was ‘Hoping’ to Face Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 179

Bobby Lashley wants a crack at Fedor Emelianenko before "The Last Emperor" calls it quits for good. Emelianenko was supposed to meet Matt Mitrione in...