Dana White Says St-Pierre Far From Being Ready


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.”

Follow @JeffMMAWeekly on Twitter or e-mail Jeff Cain.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 26 views

The UFC women’s bantamweight division seems to have grown complicated for UFC president Dana White, but his stance on Cris Cyborg appears to be softening. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 views

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America debut to seven million viewers, and UFC president Dana White expects great things out of the Mexican talent pool. read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 14 views

Post-UFC 177, Dana White discusses a potential bout pitting Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson, and Manny Pacquiao's recent decision to venture into MMA. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 77 views

The sport of mixed martial arts carries a 24-hour news cycle, and there appears to be something brewing with Mark Hunt's current employment status with the UFC. While Monday was monopolized with the read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 132 views

Tim "The Maine-iac' Sylvia knows the UFC is headed to his home state next week, and he's still bitter towards the UFC and Dana White for not bringing him back. The next UFC event on August 16th will read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 337 views

Mark Hunt is scheduled to fight Roy Nelson on Sept. 20 in Japan. At least that's what the UFC is hoping will happen. Hunt tweeted on Tuesday that he was "unemployed," which was obviously alarming con read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

WTF? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to send heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt into the headliner of its upcoming UFC Fight Night 52 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for the Sa read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 51 views

Davie explains the infamous Severn VS Shamrock 2 fight, and how Olympic gold-medalist Mark Schultz, fought at the same event and why he never fought again. Plus, his thoughts on Women's MMA and if Da read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

For years Tim Sylvia has been left out in the cold. Maybe it's time to bring him back in. In a recent interview, Tim Sylvia spoke about his relationship, or lack thereof, with the UFC, expressing dis read news >>

Jump to: