Dana White Says St-Pierre Far From Being Ready


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Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129

UFC welterweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre sits on the sidelines recovering from knee surgery while the 170-pound division moves on without him. UFC president Dana White recently gave the media an update on his champion’s recovery progress.

“Georges has been rehabilitating and he’s been doing great. He is on track, but he is still far from being ready,” White told the media following UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit on Feb. 4.

St-Pierre recently stated he wouldn’t be ready to train until at least July.  The earliest return to action for St-Pierre is late this year. Even the champ himself said that late October or early November would be the soonest he could be back.

White revealed that St-Pierre felt pain in his knee while jumping out of his seat during the UFC 143 main event between Condit and Diaz.  But the UFC president remains confident that GSP will return in full form when he does step back in the cage.

“These surgeries these days aren’t what they used to be.  He went to the absolute best doctor there is.  He’s getting the best physical therapy that you can get and he’s a hard worker,” said White.  “Some of these knee surgeries now are just as good – I mean, Jerry Rice, 10 years ago, came back from a knee surgery and was still awesome.  It depends on the individual, but these knee surgeries are way different than they used to be.”

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