MONTREAL - For a man who thinks deeply through life's every aspect - or for a guy with a master's in philosophy, as John Danaher is - the fight camp of Georges St-Pierre has posed several interesting problems.
Danaher, St-Pierre's jiu-jitsu coach, never had to contend with serious injuries while training the welterweight fighter.
He was forced to do that when a torn ACL preceded St-Pierre's title unification bout with Carlos Condit at UFC 154.
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Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has enjoyed a nearly yearlong hiatus from the Octagon, so fight fans are beginning to ponder whether or not the French Canadian superstar will ever be back. During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, his good friend/Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi said "Rush" will be back eventually—just know that sentiment isn't coming from St-Pierre himself (h/t Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting). He has no plans right now. We're supposed read news >>
When Georges St-Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts, a casualty of injury, burnout and concerns about the UFC's permissive performance-enhancing drugs culture, the sport lost more than a great fighter. It lost an icon, especially for fans in Canada who had embraced their hometown star with a gusto that made his every appearance a cash cow for promoters and athlete alike. Even before St-Pierre's departure, the search was well underway for his replacement. Athletic careers are short—but Can read news >>
Georges St-Pierre's longtime trainer says he believes the former champ's competitive fires could lead him to return. UFC boss says he could get immediate title shot, if he wants it. read news >>
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If time apart makes the heart grow fonder, Georges St-Pierre is likely counting down the days until he can return to training and get back to competition form. Firas Zahabi, St-Pierre’s close friend and trainer, revealed to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani over the weekend that he fully expects St-Pierre to end his MMA hiatus after he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee. “Georges is doing fantastic. I think [he’ll be back]. I think there’s a lot of fire left in him, especially that he’s got inj read news >>
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UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre this week doused slightly the rampant discussion of a potential super-fight against his middleweight counterpart, Anderson Silva. read news >>
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva witnessed Georges St-Pierre's return at UFC 154 on Saturday night, and he liked what he saw. read news >>
Check out who won the UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit post-fight bonuses on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. read news >>
Four men walked away from UFC 154 with post-fight bonuses on Saturday night, as Georges St. Pierre, Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks and Ivan Menjivar each pocketed an additional $70,000 for their efforts. read news >>
In a post-UFC 154 weigh-in interview with Fuel TV, UFC president Dana White touched on everything from Georges St-Pierre vs Carlos Condit to Anderson Silva to Ronda Rousey, and more. read news >>
Ring rust is real.
So said UFC middleweight Patrick Cote, who, in breaking down a welterweight title-unification match between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, framed the central issue of UFC 154's headliner.
It's been 19 months since St-Pierre stepped into the cage to compete in real time, and his ability to adjust to that shift will shape the fight.
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