“After he cooled down, I knew he couldn’t fight anymore. I’ve been around, I’ve seen injuries, and I know that that kind of injury is going to take at least two to five weeks of not standing on it for it to be really good (and) sturdy to fight. I don’t know what the medical term is. I don’t know which tendon, or ligament, or whatever is sprained. I’m not a doctor, but I know he’s [had] an MRI, he got tested, and he won’t be able to fight… I don’t want Georges coming back too early and making it worse. I want him to heal 100 percent and have plenty of time for the next training camp. I’m disappointed, but I don’t want to discourage Georges. I don’t want him to feel guilty at all. It’s a lot of man hours that he put in, a lot of sacrifice, and I would have liked to see him get (the reward). It’s unfortunate, but it’s going to be delayed.”
Tri Star Gyms Firas Zahabi talks to mmajunkie.com about his star athlete’s condition.
Up until this afternoon, welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre, was expected to defend his title next weekend at UFC 137, when all of a sudden the MMA world got turned upside down with news that he was injured and could no longer compete.
According to his coach’s standpoint, the injury will only have his fighter out of training for a few weeks and then, he can resume training for the Condit fight that has now been postponed.
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