UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received some good news regarding the pulled groin he suffered during his UFC 100 scrap against Thiago Alves last weekend. It appears that GSP has dodged the operating table as he will simply need a few weeks of TLC to recover.
“Georges should be back in the gym training within a few weeks after a brief rehabilitation,” the French-Canadian’s manager, Shari Spencer, told Sherdog.com via email.
Spencer also confirmed with the website that an MRI taken earlier last week revealed no lasting damage.
St-Pierre stated that he pulled his right groin during the 3rdRound of his dominating 5Round exhibition with the Brazilian.
“I try an armbar from his back and something happened … I felt my right abductor cracking … something went wrong. I hear the noise of the ligament ripping,” GSP wrote on his blog at YardBarker.com.
After the bout, it was unclear how long the 170-pound stud would be sidelined as he was clearly in pain. With a timetable now set for his return, and an apparent top contender scrap between Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann slated for UFC 103, the welterweight division has a lot more clarity in it now than just six days ago.
GSP’s next opponent will likely emerge on September 19th inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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