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Georges St-Pierre hurts knee, out of Oct. 29 fight

October 18, 2011 |  2:38 pm

FabforumUltimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has sustained a knee injury that has knocked him out of his title defense versus Carlos Condit Oct. 29, UFC officials said Tuesday.

St-Pierre was hurt in training camp Saturday in Montreal, UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta told The Times in a text message, while awaiting a doctor's examination to establish the extent of the damage that is initially being described by Fertitta as a sprain.

Fertitta said St-Pierre's medial collateral ligament is not torn and he'll be out four-to-six weeks.

St-Pierre originally was to fight Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz, but UFC President Dana White scrapped Diaz after the Stockton fighter missed promotional events to hype the fight card.

Diaz will now fight Condit's originally scheduled Oct. 29 opponent, former two-division champion B.J. Penn, in a three-round main event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and Condit will wait to fight St-Pierre for the title during the first quarter of 2012, Fertitta said.

St-Pierre has won nine consecutive fights since an April 2007 defeat to Matt Serra, avenging the loss to Serra while also defeating the likes of Penn, former champion Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields to compete with middleweight Anderson Silva as the organization's top two pound-for-pound fighters.


Times' October MMA rankings

--Lance Pugmire