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Is St. Pierre bigger than Gretzky?

Updated: December 7, 2010, 10:10 AM ET
By Jake Rossen

Speaking to The Canadian Press in advance of Saturday's UFC 124 event, Dana White claimed that welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was a bigger star worldwide than hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

"This dude [St. Pierre] is a billion times more famous than any other athlete that's ever come out of Canada, including Wayne Gretzky," White said. "I like Wayne Gretzky. I was just with him, his wife and his kids a month ago over at one of the casinos here in Las Vegas. Super nice ...

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