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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Georges St. Pierre named ‘Canadian Athlete of the Year’ 2008

“It’s an honour for me to have this award and being the first MMA guy to receive something like this. I want to congratulate the other nominees because they have done an incredible job in their respective sports, making this an even more special honour…. I want to thank everybody for their support and voting for me — I want to be a good Canadian ambassador for the sport and represent MMA well.”
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre responds to being named the 2008 Canadian Athlete of the Year by voters in a week-long competition, defeating hockey player Jarome Iginla, Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc, tennis player Daniel Nestor and baseball player Justin Morneau. “Rush” received a resounding 89 percent of the votes. He will defend his 170-pound title at UFC 94: “St. Pierre vs. Penn 2″ on January 31.

Glad he got it, the best is yet to come for him, January 31st baby (jay)
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GSP deserves it. This could give UFC more exposure in Canada, even though I'm not sure how well it does in canada in the first place.

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Justin Morneau>GSP
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The UFC's doing pretty well in Canada actually, from Dana's words (..) there are about 1 million MMA fans in Canada. Strong fan base.
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His victory can no doubt be attributed to my thread

But good job GSP, looking forward to another good year for George after he beats BJ!
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J'aime Georges toujours.

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cool, i voted for him lol
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Originally Posted by MLS View Post

Justin Morneau>GSP
Dustin Pedroia> Morneau


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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 02:14 AM
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There is an actual award for Canadian Athlete of the year, and this isn't it. Sportsnet is just using mma to try and capture a younger audience, they've been failing hard forever. Watch the Score if your in Canada; avoid and Rogers
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