It would appear that a rumored achilles injury to UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, isn’t as bad as once thought and that the champ is already back to intermediate training.
St-Pierre last defended his title on March 16th with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz and barring some bizarre legal issues with the fight, St-Pierre will likely welcome Johny Hendricks in to his next title defense.
MMAFighting.com had the official statement:
“GSP has done some sprint training while on holiday and is fine, despite the injury report,” the official said. “Georges told [his manager Rodolphe Beaulieu] everything is OK.”
Longtime trainer for St-Pierre, Firas Zahabi, had stated that St-Pierre had sustained a notable injury after his UFC 158 outing and must be sidelined for six months. It would appear now, however, that Zahabi meant worse-case scenario as ‘Rush’ may get a second fight in the same year since 2010 when he beat both Josh Koscheck and Dan Hardy in the same year.
This is good news from the camp of St-Pierre, as he was sidelined one year and seven months prior to a November title defense against Carlos Condit in which St-Pierre was also victorious.
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