Georges St. Pierre: I want to fight at 100% for my fans and legacyPosted on October 21, 2011, 02:11 PM by Joey Santosus
Reigning Welterweight Champion Georges St. :Pierre, who was recently forced to pull out of his UFC 137 title defense against Carlos Condit, discusses the injury the led to his withdraw, as well as the difficulty that he faced in making the decision. St. Pierre apologizes to Condit and says that he feels he owes it to both his fans and legacy to show up for the fight at 100%. Photo: Francis Specker
Georges St. Pierre
"I hurt myself in training last Saturday. I don't know exactly how it happened. I kind of slipped or fell and I think I strained my knee. And when it happened, I was very warm, it was in the middle of my sparring session, so I stopped right away with my training because I knew there was something wrong with it. ... I went for my MRI, and the thing was torn. It wasn't good news, but it was a moderate strained ligament. So, I told the doctor, I said, 'Listen, I'm going to try to train tomorrow and if I can train and go full out, I'm going to take the fight, but otherwise that means I'm not going to be ready.' So, I went on Tuesday and tried to train. I felt a little discomfort in my knee, as always, with my lateral movement. I was compensating with my other leg, so what happened was I hurt my hamstring on the other side. I think it was because of the compensation. So, I knew I was not going to be able to fight, unfortunately."
Further Reading: Dana White: Knee Injury forces Georges St. Pierre out of UFC 137