GSP injures knee, Condit fight postponed, UFC 137 main event now Diaz vs. Penn

source: twitter.com
 

Georges St. Pierre has suffered a knee injury and will not fight Carlos Condit at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC president Dana White delivered the news via twitter:

I just land in NYC and what do I always say!? I have to deal with bad shit everyday!! GSP is out with an injury!!! It's GSP'S knee. We will sit Carlos to wait for GSP. It's looking so far like he could be ready in a couple months. Still early to tell tho

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Condit will not face an alternate opponent, but rather the fight is postponed unitl an at this moment unknown date.

In an unusual episode that saw Nick Diaz set to face GSP for the title only to be removed for failing to meet media responsibilities and ultimately matched on the same card vs BJ Penn, Diaz vs. Penn is now the UFC 137 main event.

Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta provided detail on the injury ot the LA Times:

St-Pierre was hurt in training camp Saturday in Montreal. Fertitta said St-Pierre's medial collateral ligament is not torn and he'll be out four-to-six weeks.

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Trainer Firas Zahabi details how the injury occured.

St-Pierre sprawled on a sparring partner's takedown attempt, trainer Firas Zahabi today told MMAjunkie.com. When the champ circled away, the injury became apparent.

"After he cooled down, I knew he couldn't fight anymore," Zahabi said. "I've been around, I've seen injuries, and I know that that kind of injury is going to take at least two to five weeks of not standing on it for it to be really good (and) sturdy to fight. That's just me estimating with what I've seen in the past."

"I don't know what the medical term is. I don't know which tendon, or ligament, or whatever is sprained. I'm not a doctor, but I know he's [had] an MRI, he got tested, and he won't be able to fight.

"I think we all had mixed feelings. Some guys were pissed off. Some guys were disappointed. But at the end of the day, it's sparring. There's nothing you can do to predict those things, and the sparring was not out of control. It was well within control. But when you're fighting, you push yourself. Georges has been pushing himself a lot and just pushed himself a little too far.

"I don't want Georges coming back too early and making it worse. I want him to heal 100 percent and have plenty of time for the next training camp.

"I'm disappointed, but I don't want to discourage Georges. I don't want him to feel guilty at all. It's a lot of man hours that he put in, a lot of sacrifice, and I would have liked to see him get (the reward). It's unfortunate, but it's going to be delayed."

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Carlos Condit has issued a statement about the fight postponement:

“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business.

As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative, that come my way during training and the actual fight. Georges is a great competitor and I know that he will want to return to 100 percent health as soon as possible so that this fight can be rescheduled.

This is the best training camp I have ever had, and I look forward to carrying over the growth that I’ve experienced in this camp to my next one.

I have trained for over a decade in mixed martial arts with the clear goal of becoming the best fighter in the world at my weight class. I have worked this long to become the UFC Welterweight Champion.  I will work a little longer.”

 

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ZJJitsu705 site profile image  

10/19/11 1:01 PM by ZJJitsu705

idk why but i smell GSP vs Condit 140 in TO.

Mix6APlix site profile image  

10/19/11 12:34 PM by Mix6APlix

Kos would be good, but BJ/Diaz should be the main event.

CKH09 site profile image  

10/19/11 12:30 PM by CKH09

He is pulling out of a fight thats two weeks off because of a sprain? Not saying he is ducking Condit but, thats pretty weak. I played a whole year of college baseball with two torn ligaments in my knee. I realize that mma is a more demanding of your body but, its just a sprain. Rub some mineral ice on it and fight.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

10/19/11 12:07 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Without replacing the fight, this reduces the card by a fight obviously and with no GSP it becomes skippable. They need another fight on the main card. Where are pros who train year round and are in shape?Buy this for the guy who fought on Showtime and ruined the original main event?Nope.

roscoegrinders site profile image  

10/19/11 11:07 AM by roscoegrinders

 Does anyone know if any fights are being added to the card? Its ok i like GSP but was really looking more at the diaz penn fight as the one I wanted to see

alvo69 site profile image  

10/19/11 10:13 AM by alvo69

 FHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK.......................................................

CNDMMAFan site profile image  

10/19/11 7:47 AM by CNDMMAFan

can see a feb match up of condit/gsp, give him time to heal and a proper camp if needed whatever. But yeah, Condit vs Kos would be cool, but then again, why put condit in there with someone who is in the top five, I mean serisouly, why put the number #1 contender against a level of competition he has never faced. To be the next man in line, you should have to beat someone in the top five to get there, my opinion

MMAtador site profile image  

10/19/11 7:24 AM by MMAtador

I am bored of GSP allready. hopefully Condit beats him so we can have a champ who actually enjoys fighting.