GSP tears knee in training, faces surgery in a few days


Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is on indefinite leave from competition. He has said several times that he wants to see more stringent drug testing in the sport before he returns. UFC president Dana White has said several times that GSP will be back.

Regardless of who is correct, it is not happening any time soon - GSP announced via Social Networks that he has again injured his knee, and again will need surgery.

"Tore my left ACL in training," he tweeted. "Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I’ll soon be back at 100%. Thanks for the support."

St-Pierre posted further details on Facebook.

"Just got confirmation that I tore my left knee ACL during training this week," he said. "Surgery in a few days and rehab starts right away. We all face challenges in our lives and I know only one way to take this one: Pain, hard work, no shortcuts and I will soon be back at 100%. Stay tuned and thanks for your amazing support, as always."

St-Pierre's last knee injury, a torn MCL back in October 2011, kept him out of action for 13 months.

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hooha site profile image  

4/2/14 7:08 PM by hooha

thank you!the UG can givith and taketh away... so thanks for the givith...

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3/31/14 12:48 AM by PrestigeWorldwide

Plus 3 more from me OP

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3/30/14 4:34 PM by 6ULDV8

Neither is Nick Diaz.   No matter whatever else happens in the world of MMA, GSP and Nick finally fought.  I don't think even Nick thought that would happen.   “I’m trying to fight Sakurai, I’m trying to fight K.J. Noons, I’m trying to fight Anderson Silva, I’m trying to fight everybody. I’m trying to fight Georges motherfucking St.Pierre. I’m trying to fight … I didn’t mean to call Georges a motherfucker, but I ain’t got no problem getting there and fighting the best people in the world. Georges is a nice guy. I’m trying to fight Jon Fitch, I’m trying to fight Silva, I’m trying to fight K.J. Noons, I’m trying to fight everybody. I’m trying to fight Takanori Gomi, Sakurai, I’m trying to fuck everybody up. Fuck this shit. This is fucking gangster fucking warfare. I don’t give a fuck. You know what I mean?” "Don’t be scared homie!"

6ULDV8 site profile image  

3/30/14 4:32 PM by 6ULDV8

GSP's not going back to the UFC unless it's a super huge mega thing that will go down in history as something awesome.   GSP ain't no bitch.

hooha site profile image  

3/30/14 1:48 PM by hooha

you might have been right! who knows, he always hints at coming back (keeps saying "I'm not retired, just taking time off, we'll see, etc.") but maybe he never would have. If he was planning to come back now we'll all have to wait.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

3/30/14 2:29 AM by KingOfFighters

Oh my apologies, I thought gsp was taking 2-3 years off.

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3/29/14 12:24 PM by 65 Fender Deluxe


hooha site profile image  

3/28/14 4:26 PM by hooha

he's not retired, we were all waiting to hear if/when he was coming back (personal issues, beef with the UFC, drug testing, etc. ) and now we hear he has the same injury again that was big news two years ago. Now we know GSP is not coming back for a while. It was an official announcement, it was newsworthy. Again, sorry if it was disappointing but I think it was important.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

3/28/14 4:12 PM by KingOfFighters

A retired former athlete injured his knee, how is this important news?

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3/28/14 2:19 PM by Anthomis

.I love the UG.But I hate some of these bastards