Just recently promoted to First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , Georges ” Rush ” St. Pierre suffered a knee injury , tearing his right ACL completely which according to his doctors will require immediate surgery and he is expected to be out of competition for approximately 10 months. We hope Rush has a speedy recovery as he was going to be defending his UFC welterweight title against Carlos Condit.
Trainer John Danaher said St. Pierre attempted to train through recent injuries to both knees, but that one of the knees felt unstable and a call to an MRI revealed a complete tear.
GSP was quoted as saying
“A few months ago I was on top of the world and I’m now I’m in a downfall,” St-Pierre said. “But you recognize a champion from how he comes back from things that don’t go well. Everybody that says bad things and says bad stuff about me right now, mark my words. I’m going to tell you right now, I’m in a downfall in my life, but in a few months, I’ll be back stronger than ever, and I will be champion again. I promise.”
“I believe there is only one person to blame for what happened and it’s myself,” he said. “I’m the kind of guy, I endure pain and go through it. I learned a big lesson in my life. It’s going to make me stronger, smarter and more clever.”
“Some people will say bad stuff about me, that ‘he’s finished,’ and stuff like that,” he said. “What I’m going to tell you is t’s very easy to hit a guy when he’s down. We have a saying in France, ‘The life goes up and down.’ People will laugh because I’m in a downfall, I’m hurt, I’m not a threat to them. But I’ll be back on top, mark my words.”
We hope he can come back as strong as ever since , knee injuries can take a long time to heal due to the lack of blood flow to the knee area and in some cases surgery is inevitable.
We wish him good luck in his recovery and we hope to see him in the Octagon once again.
We are confident he will be back!