Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre faces knee surgery after training injury
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 05:30 pm
TORONTO - Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has torn knee ligaments in training and faces surgery.
The Montreal mixed martial artist vacated his title in December saying he needed time away from the sport. But he kept training.
St-Pierre made the announcement via Twitter, saying: "Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts - I'll soon be back at 100%. Thanks for the support."
St-Pierre had reconstructive surgery on his other knee in December 2011 after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during a wrestling drill.
The 32-year-old fighter has said he plans to return to MMA but has not provided a timeline.