GSP stars in Google commercial
July 13, 2012
While Georges St. Pierre is rehabbing for a return to the octagon, he’s finding other ways to make money. GSP stars in this commercial for the Google’s Nexus 7.
In the commercial, GSP stars as Dr. Paul (no idea why). As he opens up the tablet PC, he does his best Jean Claude Van Damme as he fends off three ninjas.
You may also note that GSP is sporting Under Armour shoes. So, we may assume that he is continuing with that sponsor as well.
In the past, we’ve detailed the marketability of GSP. The commercial is a sign that UFC stars can do more than star as MMA fighters in commercials. Certainly, GSP’s acting is limited but it seems that he was willing to have fun with it. Can other MMA stars eventually breakthrough to mainstream commercials? We’ve seen (note past tense) Jon Jones in Bud Light commercials and Anderson Silva is a mainstream endorser in Brazil but will there be other UFC fighters able to follow? It seems like that this Dr. Paul character may be a recurring character for marketing purposes so we might see other GSP commercials coming in the future.