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Georges St-Pierre tears ACL, out 10 months

December 7, 2011 | 12:36 pm

Georges St-Pierre tears ACLUFC President Dana White announced Wednesday that fighter Georges St-Pierre will be out of action for 10 months because of a torn ACL in his knee. Carlos Condit will replace him and face Nick Diaz for the interim welterweight title at UFC 143 on Feb. 4.

“GSP blown acl will be out for 10 mos. Now Condit vs Diaz for the interim welterweight title on Feb 4th in Las Vegas!!” White said on his Twitter account.

St-Pierre  has had knee problems in the past. He lost the title to Matt Serra at UFC 69 in a fight that was delayed two months because he had a sprained knee.

St-Pierre won the title again in April 2008 and has held it ever since.

It is another in a series of injuries that have hit UFC fighters, with Cain Velasquez Jon Jones, Rashad Evans and Brock Lesnar all sidelined for various lengths of time over the last couple of years.


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Photo: Georges St-Pierre. Credit: UFC.