Former UFC Champ Georges St-Pierre Tears ACL in Training

Written by Tom Ngo
March 27th, 2014

UFC Welterweight Georges St-Pierre

For someone who is quasi-retired and doesn’t have a fight coming up, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (pictured) sure still participates in some rigorous training.

St-Pierre revealed Thursday that he will have to undergo surgery after tearing the ACL in his knee. Here’s the interesting part, “Rush” says he “will be back.”

But back for what, exactly?

“Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I’ll soon be back at 100%. Thanks for the support,” St-Pierre posted on his Twitter account.

St-Pierre had surgery on his right knee for a torn MCL back in October 2011. That procedure kept him out of action for 13 months.

St-Pierre was the UFC’s most decorated welterweight champion when he vacated his title and abruptly walked away from the game this past December to “take a break.” UFC president Dana White said last month that he “knows for a fact” the 32-year-old will return to MMA.

If that’s the case, tack on a lengthy rehab process to his comeback.

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