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Don't tell Nick Diaz, but I think I saw George St. Pierre buying the pot last Sunday in "Sin City."
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin, who recently signed a 12-month deal with 888 Poker, caused quite a stir with his inclusion in the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, in an effort to raise money for his anti-bullying charity.
So, how'd he do?
After performing the day's "shuffle up and deal," St. Pierre told Andrew Feldman of ESPN.com he realized he was swimming in a sea of (card) sharks, but understood his "odds were pretty low" and would "do his best to go as far as he can."
Those comments, as well as his result, after the jump.
"The odds of taking a normal guy on the street and him beating me up in a street fight are bigger than me winning the World Series of Poker. My odds are pretty low, but I'll do my best to go as far as I can. I want to play at a poker table with the best in the world. This is the biggest event. It's the World Series and I'm honored and glad to be part of it."
St. Pierre was promptly eliminated by Stephan Patz with pocket jacks, according to the Gaming Guru.
"Rush" went under the knife earlier this year after shredding his knee in training camp, effectively putting the division on hold until his eventual return. It doesn't help that Carlos Condit, who was awarded the Interim strap after out-pointing Nick Diaz at UFC 143, is sitting on the sidelines until St. Pierre returns.
The promotion is hoping for a title unification bout against "The Natural Born Killer" at the upcoming UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 17, 2012 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, however, it may be too soon to know if that's more of a dream than reality.