St. Pierre Dodges Surgery
St. Pierre will not require surgery for a groin injury he
sustained during his five-round victory against Thiago Alves
at UFC 100 on July 11 in Las Vegas.
“Georges should be back in the gym training within a few weeks
after a brief rehabilitation,” wrote the French Canadian’s manager
Shari Spencer in an email to Sherdog.com.
An MRI taken earlier this week revealed no lasting damage, Spencer
The UFC welterweight champion said he “pulled” his groin during the
fourth round of his title defense against American Top Team’s
Alves, allowing the Brazilian to reverse to top position briefly in
“I try an armbar from his back and something happened… I felt my
right abductor cracking… something went wrong. I hear the noise of
the ligament ripping,” wrote the 28-year-old on his blog at
St. Pierre said trainer Greg Jackson encouraged the Canadian to
push through the injury during a corner exchange right before the
“Greg Jackson answers back to me, 'I don’t care! This is how
champions are made! Fight on it and hit him with your groin,'”
wrote St. Pierre.
St. Pierre persevered, and won every single round on all three
The champion’s next challenger has already been revealed as
UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday that the winner of UFC
Swick vs. Martin
Kampmann bout will get a shot at St. Pierre’s crown. UFC 103
will be held on Sept. 19 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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