Georges St. Pierre expects to return in January or February (Updated with video)Posted on October 19, 2011, 09:55 PM by Trent Reinsmith
UFC 137 took a hit on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White broke the news that Georges St-Pierre would be forced to withdraw from his Welterweight title bout against Carlos Condit due to injury. The knee injury was not believed to be severe and Condit was also pulled from the card and put on the shelf, with the intention of giving him a shot at the Welterweight crown as soon as St-Pierre was able to fight.
St-Pierre spoke to Sportsnet.ca about the injury revealing that he first injured his MCL over the weekend, but hoped he could be ready for the October 29 fight if he trained correctly and avoided aggravating the injury. Those hopes were dashed when he injured his other hamstring while overcompensating for the original injury.
As far as how long he will be out and when he expects to be ready to fight, St-Pierre said, "The recovery I want to do it well, I don't want to do it too fast. Because now I had an injury and I tried to train on it and maybe made it a little bit worse. I need a good four weeks to do my physio and do it right. I would say maybe end of January, possibly the beginning of February (for my return) … Super Bowl, around this time." – for more see Sportsnet.ca
Photo: Georges St. Pierre at the UFC 100 press conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on July 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker