On Tuesday, UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) underwent successful surgery on his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.
“Good news! The surgery (ACL patellar tendon autograft reconstruction) was a total success!” St-Pierre posed on his Facebook. “Dr. Neal ElAttrache said it could not have gone better. Ligament is super strong.”
The baddest 170-pounder in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 this past April. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.
“Rush” was slated to defend his crown against Carlos Condit at UFC 137, but a sprained left knee required him to withdraw at the 11th hour. That injury ultimately forced him to overcompensate and blow out his right knee last week.
UFC president Dana White initially professed St-Pierre would be riding the pine for 10 months, but GSP’s surgeon predicts a full recovery will take place around the 6-9 month mark.
Whatever the timetable may be, St-Pierre promises to return better and badder than ever.