Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee earlier this month while wrestling, forcing him to go under the knife (pic) and endure several months on the sidelines.
He doesn't sound (or look) that broken up about it.
"Rush" called it "perfect timing" for the injury, since he was already out of the mixed martial arts (MMA) picture and not coming back before 2015 anyway. That of course, is assuming he comes back at all, after he jumped ship to get his head together last December.
From his conversation with The Canadian Press (via Globe and Mail):
"I climbed Everest once before and I'm going to climb it again, if I want to. It's not a problem for me. Anyway, I didn't plan to come back to competition before 2015 and if I want to come back, when I want to come back, I'll do it again. I'll have all the tools to do it again. I'm not going to be less strong or less athletic. I'm going to be just better. I'll have two bionic knees."
six 50 million-dollar man (inflation).
St. Pierre required surgery to repair the same injury (different knee) back in 2011, which sidelined the French-Canadian for more than one year. Upon his return, he defeated Nick Diaz and Johny Hendricks by way of decision before taking a break to deal with a litany of personal and professional problems.
See you in 2015 (or not).