The UFC welterweight division has gone through some unexpected turns and none have felt them more than George St. Pierre. After tearing his ACL last November, The Monteral native is unsure of who and when he will fight next. Instead of worrying about his welterweight title defense, he will focus on his recovery for now.
“Stuff changes. Random stuff happens,” said St. Pierre. “You cannot predict the future. So I take only one step at a time.”
Following a successful surgery, St. Pierre appears to be recovering well and will likely not need the expected ten months to heal up. But history has told him not to take rehab lightly. In fact, “Rush” believes a lingering leg injury caused his current ACL tear.
“I don’t want to do the same thing again. I pushed too much the first time and it will not happen again,” remarked St. Pierre.
For the time being, GSP’s return is as much up to St. Pierre as it is for interim titleholder, Carlos Condit. After defeating Nick Diaz in St. Pierre’s absence, Condit will likely wait for the champion to solidify the belt. But if St. Pierre’s learned anything, it is that nothing is for certain.
“I don’t know if it’s going to be Carlos or what’s going to happen. In mixed martial arts, there’s so many things that happen. You never know. I don’t even focus on fighting right now. I don’t even focus on that. I don’t even think about it. I just focus on my knee. That’s the most important thing.”