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Georges St. Pierre to play in 2012 World Series of Poker

Photo of Georges St. Pierre via <a href="" target="new">MMA Nouvelles</a>.
Photo of Georges St. Pierre via MMA Nouvelles.

The great thing about playing poker is you can compete sitting down. In fact, you hardly have to move at all, seated at the little green table trying not to reveal your "tell."

That's good news for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who recently signed a 12-month deal with 888 Poker that will land him a spot in the 2012 World Series of Poker. Remaining seated won't put any unnecessary pressure on his surgically repaired knee while he works hard to earn money for his anti-bullying charity.

From "Rush:"

"I have wanted to play poker for a while now as it is a great game of skill. It is not just your cards versus my cards; it is you versus your opponent. However, the most important aspect of my partnership with 888poker is that we are going to generate a great deal of money for my foundation that dedicates its efforts towards anti-bullying causes."

Our friends at MMA Nouvelles have his official press conference video after the jump.

St. Pierre is currently targeting a return to the Octagon at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 in Montreal. To see his progress during his "Road to Recovery" click here.

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