Georges St-Pierre joins RDS fight commentary broadcast team

Kenai Andrews
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Friday, July 31, 2020

Canadian speciality French TV channel RDS announced today that Georges St-Pierre has been added to the fight commentary broadcast team.

GSP will provide analysis of the fights at UFC events, beginning with the prelim bouts of UFC 252 on Aug. 15.

"I am very pleased to officially join the RDS team and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of mixed martial arts with the public,” St-Pierre said in a UFC press release. "I look forward to taking advantage of this new opportunity that RDS is offering me to have fun and exchange with the fans."

RDS is owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc. It holds the exclusive Canadian English and French broadcast and digital rights for UFC programming through its French TV station RDS and English sister station TSN.

"We are very proud that Georges has accepted to be part of the RDS team of experts," Domenic Vannelli, vice-president of production at RDS added. "His unique personality and his exceptional experience in the octagon make him a great asset to the strong UFC combat description team already in place at RDS."

St-Pierre is a two-time UFC welterweight champion, former UFC middleweight champion, and is scheduled to be inducted into the 2020 class of the UFC Hall of Fame later this year.

"I’ve always said Georges is the most famous athlete to ever come out of Canada," UFC president Dana White said. "His impact on the sport has been massive across the country, but especially for French-Canadians. I am pumped that he’s decided to join the RDS commentary team and share his knowledge and experience directly with our fans."

Financial terms were not disclosed.