Former UFC Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, took a leave of absence from the sport of MMA after his UFC 167 title defense over Johny Hendricks citing personal issues. In the following months, GSP revealed that the UFC’s drug testing policy also led him to leave the sport.
Although GSP was not an active fighter, he still trained as if he was. Unfortunately for GSP, this led to his second ACL tear in the last three years. If you recall, back in 2011 GSP tore his ACL which kept him on the sidelines for 19 months.
When GSP returned to the Octagon, he took on interim Welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, for the undisputed title at UFC 154. After a hard fought battle, GSP took home the unanimous decision nod. Now, in an odd set of circumstances, Both GSP and Condit are sidelined by ACL tears.
According to GSP’s former trainer, Greg Jackson, GSP heard about Condit’s ACL tear stemming from his UFC 171 fight with Tyron Woodley, and called Greg Jackson to offer his former adversary help in the rehab process (Courtesy of SportsNet):
Of all people, Georges called me right after that happened and said, ‘Listen, I know all that knee stuff to do and I’ll talk to Carlos and help out.’ So, we broke it down together and it was really cool that Georges was right here for Carlos when Carlos got injured the same exact way. Now of course Georges is injured [again]. Maybe they can rehab together. That was really cool. That just says a lot about Georges St-Pierre, like who that guy is.
FanSided will keep you updated on both Condit’s and GSP’s conditions as they begin their rehab processes.