Georges St-Pierre gets standing ovation from Habs fans in advance of UFC 158

MONTREAL – UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received a standing ovation Wednesday night as he dropped the ceremonial puck before the Canadiens-Senators game.

The 31-year-old from Montreal defends his mixed martial arts title Saturday against American Nick Diaz in the same arena at UFC 158.

St-Pierre moved his hands around his waist, to signify his championship belt, and then pointed to the ice, as if to say the title is staying here.

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And then, as the noise grew, he put his fingers in his ears before motioning the fans to quiet down.