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St. Pierre to take vacation

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

After returning to the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Octagon after a gap of almost 19 months and a grueling title defense against Carlos Condit, the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will now take a well deserved vacation from the ring before he decides who he will fight next. And very few people would deny that he didn’t earn his rest after a grueling and bloody five round win over the interim UFC Welterweight champion Condit in their title unification match in front of his home crowd in Canada.

However, with his win against Condit, there are already speculations circulating linking him with his next match and the one match that seems to catch the attention of everyone is the potential super fight against the UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. As he was sitting in his post match press conference with a huge pack of ice strapped on to him, the assembled media threw a lot of suggestions at Georges St. Pierre but Rush didn’t seem interested in his next opponent just yet.

Anderson Silva and his name have come up for a match in a catch weight for months now and it was even being speculated that Anderson’s presence at UFC 154 was to challenge him to a fight if he won. However, nothing like that happened, although the camp of Anderson Silva has been fuelling the speculation regarding their interest in the match even before GSP’s match against Condit.

St. Pierre admitted that he had had a very tough night and he just wouldn’t want to comment on his next match. Georges St. Pierre, who has a record of 23-2 in the sport and 17-2 in the UFC, is not ready to commit himself to the fight against Anderson Silva, even at a catch weight right now.

Georges St. Pierre Targets more Knockout Wins

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Former Welterweight champion Matt Hughes had asserted in a recent interview a few weeks back that the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre may be the best pure athlete in Mixed Martial Arts at the moment but he needs a lot many wins if he wants to cement his legacy as the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time. And the Canadian has not only accepted the fact that he needs more wins, but also admitted that he needs more wins by knockout.

According to Rush, he agrees with the criticism that is aimed at him, adding that every time he steps inside the ring, he wants to do better and entertain the fans. He went on to add that he has been training hard over the past few weeks in order to enable himself to jump at the opportunities that open up before him. Georges St. Pierre mentioned that he will not lose the actual essence of his fighting style but added that he will be more opportunistic from now on.

GSP admitted that although he is not a knockout specialist like Hughes, the fans still want him to win via knockout every time he steps inside the ring. The Canadian has won 18 matches in his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship but only 9 of them have come via knockout. In reality, the 50% knockout ratio is a good record but the fans of the promotion want more from one of its most charismatic fighters.

Georges St. Pierre will return to the ring at UFC 154 after a gap of almost 19 months in a UFC Welterweight Championship match against Carlos Condit and he will look to get a win under his belt first on his return before trying something new.

St Pierre Talks his Knee

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre doesn’t focus much on the calendar but even he will know that he has two extremely important dates coming up that he needs to focus on. And speaking in an interview, Rush bore his heart out regarding his return to the UFC to take on the interim UFC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit for a title unification match and a possible super fight against Anderson Silva, the reigning UFC Middleweight champion and one of the most dominant forces that the promotion has ever seen.
When asked about his knee and whether he will be cleared to get into the ring, GSP stated that the rehabilitation process has gone very well for him and although he admitted that he was skeptical about his recovery, he feels confident now about returning to the ring. Georges St. Pierre mentioned that he will be going to see his doctor at the end of the month and the moment he gets his clearance, he can put pen to paper on the contractual agreement that will see him defend his title in a UFC Welterweight Championship unification match against Carlos Condit.
Rush even took up the topic of the rumors going on about the super fight between him and the reigning UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. And GSP was at his flamboyant best when he stated that he wasn’t to fight anybody and would fight anyone that the UFC decided to put in front of him. He admitted that at the moment, his only intention is to get back his health and do his job.
Georges St. Pierre also admitted that he is not so far forward as fighting Anderson Silva and his sole focus is on the fight against Condit and getting fit for it.

Georges St Pierre Likely to Face Condit

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Although Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre has yet to finalize a date for his return to the octagon after a long injury lay off that has seen him out of action since December last year, the UFC is already looking forward to his return the ring by the time of UFC 154 and are making elaborate plans for him to square off against Carlos Condit, the interim UFC Welterweight Champion. UFC 154 is scheduled to take place on the 17th of November at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, the home town of St Pierre, making it all the more fascinating for the champion.

The UFC are also looking to make this night at UFC 154 a star studded event for the Welterweight division with the match between St Pierre and Condit being the highlight of the night, along with a number one contender’s match for the title between Martin Kampmann and Johnny Hendricks also being mooted.

Georges St Pierre underwent surgery on his knee last December after he injured himself in training ahead of a title fight with Nick Diaz and has not seen action since then. Carlos Condit replaced the injured champion and defeated Nick Diaz to become the interim champion and this match between St Pierre and Condit will be a unification match of sorts, with the winner earning the right to be called the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion.

St Pierre himself has talked up a return to the ring in November by the time UFC 154 rolls into Montreal but his trainer has made no assurances as to a return date for the champion. His trainer has also added that unless he sees Georges St Pierre sparring in the ring, he will not let the media know of an exact return to the ring.

ST PIERRE WANTS DIAZ MATCH UP

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Welterweight champion of the UFC, Geroges St. Pierre, has been out of the action for quite some time, due to a knee injury. He is looking to make a comeback and hopes to face none other than the former champion of Strikeforce 170, Nick Diaz.

Wrestling fans have been waiting for a long time to see this match happen. The possibility of this match happening was announced in October of 2011. Since then, Diaz missed a few key press conferences which were supposed to promote the match, and was replaced by the king of the welterweight category, Carlos Condit. Pierre, subsequently, withdrew from the bout due to a knee injury he had sustained some time back. Pierre recently appeared on a talk show, “Inside MMA” hosted by Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, where he spoke about his knee injury and when he hoped to return to the action. On the show, he said that the primary reason for the extended injury was that he hadn’t given his left knee enough time to heal and was overcompensating with his right knee. This caused him to injure that as well. He hopes to be back in the fighting cage by early November if everything goes according to plan. He is currently undergoing treatment.

The superstar of French-Canadian origin said that he would like to face Nick Diaz the next time he comes to the cage. In the meanwhile, the UFC has scheduled a match between Diaz and Condit to keep the fans happy. St. Pierre will be watching the match from the sidelines as the two fight it out to gain the welterweight title, and hoping to face Nick Diaz before the end of the year. Pierre also made it abundantly clear about who he would be backing in the title fight, saying that Nick Diaz is the best man and he’s like to see the best man win.

ST PIERRE KNEE-KNACK CONTINUES

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Georges St-Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion has again injured his knee forcing him to stay out of action for a long time possible. This is the second time he has injured his knee in two months, the first time being in October which cost him his fight against Carlos Condit.

Georges St-Pierre tore his ACL and might stay out of the ring for around ten months which might be a heavy blow to his fighting career. This announcement was made by the UFC president Dana White. This is definitely one of the worst injuries sustained by the fighter in his career as it will cost him the prestigious spot in UFC 143 main event and also the much anticipated fight against Nick Diaz, the former Strikeforce champion. Diaz will now be facing Condit which will be for the interim welterweight championship. This is a serious blow for the champion Georges St-Pierre but he might find consolation in the fact that he will get an opportunity to win the title back when he returns to his fighting ring.

Last time he suffered such a bad injury was in the year of 2009 during his title defence against Thiago Alves. He tore his groin and was out of action for eight months.

Georges St-Pierre has been the champion for an amazing 1300 days since he won it initially from Matt Serra in the year 2008, April. There have been a lot of rumours lately regarding his injury. Many people have written him off and deemed his career to be over but Georges St-Pierre won’t hear any of it. He has promised to recover and be back at the top of his form.

Georges St-Pierre’s surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic at Los Angeles. He is considered by many to be the best orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine. He has performed successful surgeries on Blake Griffin and Andre Ethier.