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Although Georges St. Pierre is no longer an active fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the promotion will foot the bill for the former UFC Welterweight champion’s ACL surgery which was completed this past week.
The health insurance policy for the UFC fighter was only inserted into his contract in May 2011 but for the Canadian, who took a self imposed exile from the sport in December last year, there were questions as to whether his surgery would fall under that particular policy.
White stated that Rush’s current contract with the UFC is in a frozen state but that still enables him to the health insurance policy because he is still an active fighter and has not officially retired from the sport.
He said that the promotion has health insurance for all the fighters, adding that it should be covered even if the contract remains frozen. The UFC boss also mentioned that Georges St. Pierre is still under contract and he remains a UFC fighter.
St. Pierre has not stepped inside the UFC Octagon since UFC 167 back in November 2013 when he defended his title for the ninth successive time, defeating the current champion Johnny Hendricks via a decision. Just a few weeks after that win, GSP confirmed that he intended to take some time off from the sport in order to focus on his personal life and vacated the UFC Welterweight Championship, a title he has held since 2008.
The 32 year old has maintained his training schedule despite his semi retirement and it was thought that Georges St. Pierre would return to the cage by the end of this year but now, with the surgery, he wis not expected to return to the UFC until the turn of the year.
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