Georges St. Pierre says his knee surgery was a "huge success"Posted on December 14, 2011, 09:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
Speaking via Twitter, reigning UFC Welterweight title Georges "Rush" St. Pierre revealed about having a successful surgery to fix the torn ACL in his left knee.
St. Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his UFC Welterweight strap against Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February, but was forced to pull out of the bout after severely injuring his knee during training. The French-Canadian is expected to stay out of action for at least 10 months, but today, it looks like "Rush" could make his comeback sooner than later:
"Dr. ElAttrache says my surgery (ACL patellar tendon autograft) was huge success! Ligament very strong. Tks for support! pic.twitter.com/CB2blPAW"
UFC 143 is now headlined by the Interim UFC Welterweight Title bout between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. The event will take place on February 4th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce will serve as the co-main event.