Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Georges St. Pierre injured; out of UFC 137
Source : MMA Weekly via Yahoo SPorts
The UFC 137 fight card just took a major hit as UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been forced off the card with an injury.
UFC president Dana White made the announcement via Twitter.
“I just land in NYC and what do I always say? I have to deal with bad (expletive) everyday. GSP is out with an injury,” wrote White.
The news comes as a shock as St-Pierre was just over a week away from meeting Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 137.
While details remain sketchy, White responded to a fan question stating it was St-Pierre’s knee that nixed him from the fight.
Sources speaking with MMAWeekly.com added that Carlos Condit will not remain on the UFC 137 card and will instead be pulled to wait for a healthy St-Pierre and get his crack at the title when the champion is healthy.
The UFC has yet to make an official announcement about the change, but it’s assumed at this stage that the other welterweight fight on the card between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz will be bumped up to the main event.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the UFC 137 card when it becomes available.