Georges St-Pierre Had Injured Achilles in UFC 158 Main Event

Mar 16, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Georges St.Pierre gives an interview to Joe Rogan after defeating Nick Diaz (not pictured) in their Welterweight title bout at UFC 158 at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre looked less than spectacular in his UFC 158 main event appearance when he defended his belt by successfully neutralizing challenger Nick Diaz’s jiu jitsu and striking with his wrestling. While GSP was controlling where the fight went, he was doing so with an Achilles injury and fever, according to TVA Sports.

St-Pierre injured his Achilles at the end of his training camp for the fight.

Fortunately, there were no tears,” said St-Pierre’s Tristar trainer Firas Zahabi, per TVA Sports. “That said, it was very tense and very painful, but not enough to cancel the fight. Our concern was that the tendon tears during combat. At the moment, we do not know if he aggravated his injury, but he certainly will undergo treatment in the coming weeks so the tendon can heal properly.

“It is certain that these two elements affected his performance. He found it exceedingly difficult. He is physically and mentally exhausted. I think he will need at least six months of rest before returning to the Octagon. ”

St-Pierre was able to fight his way through the injuries and will now face Johnny Hendricks, who earned the No. 1 challenger ranking with his win over Carlos Condit. Their bout is expected to take place later this summer.

Topics: Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, UFC 158

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  • Bruce

    Let GSP rematch Diaz so he can “give the worst beating in UFC HISTORY” to DIAZ as he claims. GSP wins because the rules allow him to win. If the rules evolve such that there is no stalling, there are yellow cards and there are only points when you cause damage GSP may not win many of his fights due to dominant position. Let the co-main event last 5 rounds and the main events last 7 rounds so there are more decisive conclusions. If the co-main at 158 went 5 rounds, carlos would’ve took the W and diaz would’ve took the W. You can’t really blame GSP for following the rules, but damn is he boring to watch and he has the personality of a french TERMINATOR. A very stale and artificial personality. Note: I’m a GSP fan, just the GSP 1.0 not GSP 2.0. He was great before Matt Serra TKO’d him.

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