This video was taken in Africa seconds after an alpha gorilla charged me. I had to take a submissive posture and get out of his way. One of the most frightening and incredible experiences of my life - even with all the fight training in the world I wouldn’t have been a match! pic.twitter.com/pn5N8X2J1t— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) June 12, 2018
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St. Pierre has posted an unusual video on social media seconds after he was charged by an alpha male gorilla on a recent trip to Africa.
While “GSP” wasn’t injured in the incident, he did note in his post that it was one of the most frightening and incredible experiences of his life.
According to St. Pierre, the video was taken in Africa immediately after the gorilla charged him. He had to go into a submissive position to get out of its way.
St. Pierre last competed inside the Octagon in November last year at UFC 217, where he claimed the middleweight title over Michael Bisping. Although after only 34 days after the fight he relinquished the belt in December after suffering from ulcerative colitis. He stated he made the decision to vacate the title to avoid holding up the middleweight division.
According to reports, the 37 year-old has not officially retired from the sport, despite his health concerns and is still eyeing more fights inside the Octagon against opponents who would bolster his legacy in the sport.