The Winter Soldier: GSP fights Captain America
Georges St. Pierre, the UFC’s greatest welterweight of all-time may be retired, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped training or doing martial arts. In fact, he’s been seen in videos doing everything from gymnastics, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. The former champion is still only in his thirties.
Beyond training for personal fitness, GSP was also able to display his martial arts expertise in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to Marvel’s Captain America.
Playing villain Batroc the Leaper, he portrayed an Algerian pirate who was holding up a S.H.I.E.L.D. ship. Thankfully, St. Pierre was able to use his first language French when he had a few lines to speak.
The fun starts when his character was notified that there were intruders on the ship. And the intruder was none other than the Avenger Captain America portrayed by Chris Evans.
Sneaking up behind Captain America, Batroc runs at him with a running jump side kick. He continues to aggressively attack the Captain with an array of kicks and punches. If you pay close attention you can see some of GSP’s signature moves. You’ll see his Superman punch to roundhouse kick combos multiple times as he pushes the pace. It’s an incredible sight to see as we’ve never really seen GSP this aggressive in his last few fights. He’s usually conservative.
Unfortunately, Captain America unlike Batroc is on a special super human serum. Batroc should have added some takedowns to grind out Captain America until he was tired and then fully unleashed ground and pound.
Although there are rumors of Georges St-Pierre making a return to the UFC Octagon, he has retired from acting. In fact, we’ll soon see him on the same screen with Jean-Claude Van Damme as he will be in the reboot in cult favorite Kickboxer, Kickboxer: Vengeance. You’ll also see Gina Carano as Marcia and Dave Bautista as Tong Po in the film.
Here’s the original video:
And here’s the full fight:
Clyde Erwin Barretto is an emphatic obsessed fan of mixed martial arts, combat sports and body movement. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeBarretto.