Georges St. Pierre and UFOs go together like peas and carrots. The quasi-retired former UFC welterweight champion has long been associated with strange beliefs and even fears of alien abductions, instances of "missing time", and most recently, an actual UFO sighting, complete with several witnesses within the MMA community.
That story was part of an interview last week with Chael Sonnen on his new podcast, You're Welcome. The relevant portion of the interview, as transcribed by MiddleEasy.com, details the UFO sighting and names the others who witnessed the object:
"UFOs, Georges," Sonnen says. " I wanna know your opinion. Do we have aliens that have visited this country?"
Georges answers, "I never said . . . I never talk about aliens. I talk about non-identified flying objects. And if you don't believe me, one day I was in Albuquerque . . . with Rashad Evans and Mike van Arsdale, a fighter called Alejandro, he's a Mexican guy, and also Ali (Abdel-Aziz), I believe he managed Frankie Edgar. And we're all in the car. And you could ask any of those guys . . . we were in a car in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the highway, and we saw a UFO all together."
"I don't know what it was," he continues. "But it's something that we cannot explain . . . it came swift towards us and right away it changed directions and it disappeared."
Bleacher Report reached out to one of the men in the car that day, WSOF Matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz, who corroborated St. Pierre's story.
"We were just driving in the car and we see these crazy lights. It was a crazy shape," Abdelaziz told Bleacher Report. "I don't even know how to describe it...It wasn't just small. It looked like a car in the sky, like a space ship or something, you know? It was shaped crazy. I don't know how to describe it."
According to Abdelaziz, this event, which occurred in "2006 or 2007" by his estimate, wasn't just a one-time encounter, either.
"I never believed in this stuff, you know? And it freaked me out," he said. "It happened, and to this day, I never really discussed it with anybody. But he (Georges) is not crazy. I saw this thing a couple months later, I saw the same exact thing. Something that looked similar to it. It was in the sky for like 10 minutes. By myself.
"I was in the car by myself driving back from Greg Jackson's gym to where I was staying, and I saw it again. And I never really discussed it with anybody because I know how people are, they'll think I'm crazy or something. Everything Georges is saying is 100 percent true."
The interview conducted with Sonnen can be heard here: