This afternoon, UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, tweeted this picture with the message, “Very focused right now.” It was the first time in weeks that GSP had tweeted about his training. A couple hours later? GSP had injured his knee and was out of his upcoming fight on October 29th at UFC 137 in Las Vegas.
St. Pierre’s scheduled opponent, Carlos Condit, will wait for GSP’s knee to heal instead of taking another fight. A fight between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz will become the headlining fight at UFC 137. Unless the UFC puts together another main event-worthy fight, I’m guessing the Donald Cerrone – Dennis Siver fight will probably move to the PPV portion of the card. For now, the card looks like this:
Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn
Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
Spike TV Card
Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver
Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski
Dustin Jacoby vs. Brad Tavares
Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen
Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont
The worst part of all this is that the welterweight division remains stuck in neutral. Barring a quick recovery, GSP will have fought just once in 2011 and three times total since UFC 100 in July 2009. It really makes you appreciate Jon Jones current run.
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