Despite having announced a hiatus from the UFC, they are still planning to cover surgery for Georges St-Pierre, who tore his ACL in training:
Even though Georges St-Pierre is not an active fighter, Dana White says the UFC will foot the bill for the former welterweight champion’s ACL surgery this week in Los Angeles.
The UFC’s fighter health insurance policy has only been in existence since May 2011, but for St-Pierre, who took a self-imposed hiatus from the sport in December of this past year, there were questions surrounding whether his injury falls under that policy.
White, the UFC’s president, says that even though St-Pierre’s (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) contract with the organization is currently in a “frozen” state, his upcoming surgery is still covered under the insurance agreement because he is not officially retired.
“We have health insurance for the guys,” White told MMAjunkie. “It should be covered even if the contract is frozen. He’s still under contract; he’s still a UFC fighter.”
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