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Georges St. Pierre Shooting for Early 2012 Return

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Earlier this week we were informed that UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre suffered a MCL sprain that forced him to withdraw from his UFC 137 bout with Carlos Condit. Mike Fagan explained a little more about the injury yesterday and explained that, given trainer Firas Zahabi's timeline, it appeared that we should see a GSP return to the cage some time in the first few months of 2012.

In an interview with Sportsnet, GSP confirmed that exact target for his return:

"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."

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Post #1   10/20/11 3:02:10PM   

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And anderson has bursitis...sounds like they'll both be back in time for a superbowl weekend super fight. Ahhh wishful thinking. If dana wanted to blow the world away he could have them both on the same card. Once again, wishful thinking...

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Posted by airkerma

And anderson has bursitis...sounds like they'll both be back in time for a superbowl weekend super fight. Ahhh wishful thinking. If dana wanted to blow the world away he could have them both on the same card. Once again, wishful thinking...



if only..if only... Putting both those guys on the same card would be too much since they prb wont add any other fights if they were fighting other ppl instead vs each other

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Here's to wishful thinking.

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In what time frame does a UFC champ have to defend his title before it is stripped from him? I am not sure. His last fight was in April of this year. His supposed return will be close to a year without defending his title. If GSP's injury takes longer to heal than expected he might get stripped of his belt and then the UFC would have to set up a interim title bout. I would assume that would be between Condit (even though the UFC said he will wait for GSP, but if he gets stripped what is the point?) and the winner of Diaz and Penn. Maybe BJ could get that title shot he spoke about the other day, GSP's injury is quite a pisser to say the least. Bummer.

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Posted by Sir_Karl

In what time frame does a UFC champ have to defend his title before it is stripped from him? I am not sure. His last fight was in April of this year. His supposed return will be close to a year without defending his title. If GSP's injury takes longer to heal than expected he might get stripped of his belt and then the UFC would have to set up a interim title bout. I would assume that would be between Condit (even though the UFC said he will wait for GSP, but if he gets stripped what is the point?) and the winner of Diaz and Penn. Maybe BJ could get that title shot he spoke about the other day, GSP's injury is quite a pisser to say the least. Bummer.




There is no chance is Hades the UFC will add an interim champ with this injury. Especially since GSP just got hurt now while training to defend the title. GSP and/or Silva both would have to be out due to injury for over a year and a half (after the injury) before Dana would entertain an interim bought. Basically, the only way they get stripped of their titles is if either one leaves the UFC, thats about it.

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Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Sir_Karl

In what time frame does a UFC champ have to defend his title before it is stripped from him? I am not sure. His last fight was in April of this year. His supposed return will be close to a year without defending his title. If GSP's injury takes longer to heal than expected he might get stripped of his belt and then the UFC would have to set up a interim title bout. I would assume that would be between Condit (even though the UFC said he will wait for GSP, but if he gets stripped what is the point?) and the winner of Diaz and Penn. Maybe BJ could get that title shot he spoke about the other day, GSP's injury is quite a pisser to say the least. Bummer.




There is no chance is Hades the UFC will add an interim champ with this injury. Especially since GSP just got hurt now while training to defend the title. GSP and/or Silva both would have to be out due to injury for over a year and a half (after the injury) before Dana would entertain an interim bought. Basically, the only way they get stripped of their titles is if either one leaves the UFC, thats about it.

completely agree. There is no way they would strip their poster boy and cash cow of his title. He even has espn commercials which does worlds to promote mma to the unknowing yet soon to be mma fan

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Post #7   10/21/11 10:46:50AM