Benoît Saint-Denis: what does the tattoo he has on his chest represent?

Benoît Saint-Denis, who scored another victory at UFC 295 against Matt Frevola, has several tattoos on his body, including an often intriguing one on his chest. Here are the explanations.

The “God of War” never ceases to impress. Benoît Saint-Denis won another victory in his quest for a chance at the title by beating the American Matt Frevola in the first round, on the night of Saturday to Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Enough to make a name across the Atlantic. Between his “warrior” style in the octagon and his physique, “BSD” also creates an image for himself. Here is the explanation for his cross tattooed on his chest.

In an interview with CNEWS during his first UFC fight in October 2021, Benoît Saint-Denis, former special forces, explained the meaning of this red cross.

The security of François Hollande

“I have the Templar cross because the Templars spoke to me,” BSD said. I am a Christian and when the order of the Templars was created, their initial function was to provide pilgrimage for those traveling to the Holy Land from Europe to Jerusalem. And given that the group I belonged to ensured the security of François Hollande during his visit to Mali and that special forces are generally used for the security of high-ranking French personalities, I really liked it, so I took it. made to. »

Note that the native of Nîmes has two other tattoos. “I have one that represents the special force I belonged to. I have one for the Brazilian Jujitsu club which gave me a taste for combat sports,” he explained to CNEWS.

After his incredible success against Frevola at UFC 295, Benoît Saint-Denis is positioning himself a little more as a future contender for the lightweight title. He was able to carry out an incredible sequence of fights to achieve his quest for the Grail: Gamrot, Gaethje, Poirier and Makhachev.

The interview with Benoît Saint-Denis in the L’Arène podcast

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