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Old 03-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GSP tears ACL in training

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/3/27...njury-mma-news

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre decided to take some time off after he successfully defended his welterweight title in a close fight with Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.Many fans and UFC president Dana White believe that he will return to MMA, but that won't be any time soon after another major injury suffered by GSP. From his twitter:

St-Pierre (25-2) tore his right ACL while training for a UFC 143 bout with Nick Diaz in 2011 and was out for almost 18 months because of that. This is the other ACL, and it's a pretty devastating injury. The 32-year-old obviously wasn't training for a fight but if it's another year-plus on the shelf for him, the chances of the future Hall of Famer returning to the sport just went down decidedly today.
Well shit.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This could be the nail in the coffin.

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Even if he comes back, it is a no win situation for whoever he fights (I am sure it will be for the title if it happens at all). They can either lose or beat a "broken" GSP. I kind of hope he hangs it up.
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Well that sucks... After watching the documentary on him I was really hoping we could see him be successful one more time. Now it doesn't look very likely.

Best decision would be to retire, if he comes back it isn't going to end well.
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Even if he comes back, it is a no win situation for whoever he fights (I am sure it will be for the title if it happens at all). They can either lose or beat a "broken" GSP. I kind of hope he hangs it up.
This. And ita too bad hendricks just didnt get the nod in that fight so it didnt feel like an interim title.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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An torn ACL is way worse than a fracture. Age wise, even if he spends 2 years recovering, he will still be young. All will depend on his mindset and motivation.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think this should have much impact on whether he comes back. He should be recovered in a year or so, and I don't think anybody was expecting him to come back by then anyway. It does suck though...
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I hope he retires at this point, he has nothing left to prove and you can tell his body is breaking down already even though he isn't exactly old.

Better to hang them up now, he doesn't need the money.
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I agree, it's time to nail his gloves on his wall full of championship belts. He has nothing to prove.
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GSP announces Torn ACL

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Georges St-Pierre Announces Torn ACL Injury
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.27.2014

He’ll undergo surgery soon…

Georges St-Pierre posted on his official Facebook page and Twitter account that he sustained another torn ACL injury in his left knee during training. He plans on getting surgery in a few days and will start rehab soon.

You can check out his Facebook post and tweet below:

"Just got confirmation that I tore my left knee ACL during training this week... Surgery in a few days and rehab starts right away. We all face challenges in our lives and I know only one way to take this one: Pain, hard work, no shortcuts and I will soon be back at 100%. Stay tuned and thanks for your amazing support, as always. Merci à tous pour vos encouragements."

GSP previously had a torn ACL in the same knee in 2011. The injury put him out for most of 2012 until he was able to return to face Carlos Condit in November. Since he announced his taking a break from MMA after his last fight, a split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last November, he's never been committed against a potential return to fighting.
So I'm guessing, year and a half return, no way he'll come back to a title fight.
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