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UFC Champion Injury Curse Has Now Hit Every Weight Class in the Past Year; GSP Out of UFC 137 With Knee Injury


(“I am not impressed with the UFC’s injured champions statistics.”)

Add Georges St-Pierre to the list of UFC champions who have been sidelined by injury in the past year.

According to a tweet by UFC president Dana White, the 30-year-old French Canadian has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 137 title defense against Carlos Condit.


With the injury, St-Pierre brings the UFC’s injured champions list from the past year to 100 percent. Each of the promotion’s title holders from bantamweight up to middleweight has been on the DL list in the past 365 days.

Check out the injury curse list as it stands today below:

Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz: Currently rehabbing a broken hand that required surgery following his main event win over Demetrious Johnson at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson on October 1.

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo: “Scarface” suffered a training injury to his back that forced him out of a planned UFC 125 title defense against Josh Grispi last November.

Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar: The Toms River New Jersey native broke two ribs while training for his planned UFC 130 bout with Gray Maynard in May and the fight had to be rescheduled for six months later at UFC 136.

Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre: St-Perre injured his knee training for his upcoming UFC 137 bout with Carlos Condit and bowed out of the card today.

Middleweight champion Anderson Silva: Silva injured his shoulder while training for his UFC 134 bout with Yushin Okami, and although he still fought with the handicap, he is now on the shelf until early to mid 2012.

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones: Bones injured a ligament in is hand and was forced to pull out of a planned UFC 133 pairing with former teammate Rashad Evans this past August. A swift recovery saw Jones take on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson one month later at UFC 135 in September.

Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez: Velasquez injured his shoulder in his UFC 121 title win over Brock Lesnar last October. He has not fought since and underwent rotator cuff surgery in January. He is scheduled to face Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on November 12.

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Get Off Me- October 19, 2011 at 7:09 am
@MRuss
I was there when the injury was sustained.
Georges knee popped out and popped back in.
It will be closer to 8 weeks than 1 month.
Your faceless nameless entity without credentials here.
Me likey- October 19, 2011 at 5:16 am
@steveno_3
evans with a hand injury. he had a miracle healing after rashad was rebooked.
qwerty- October 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Five Days ago, Dana White calls GSP the "Pay-per-view King", and in doing so he basically begged for the "curse" to strike his champion down... Could DW be the unknowing wielder of this plague? We need more research!
Todd M- October 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm
This sucks whether your a fan of GSP or not, Carlos was a game opponent and I was looking forward to his strategy. Also I was hoping the winner of BJ/Diaz would be in line to fight the winner of GSP/Condit but now with the title fight delayed the order may get mixed up. In saying that though, I'm not sure I want to see BJ fight GSP again but I'm more than down for any of the other matches that these 4 could have against one another.
kentmurr410- October 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm
They both sud'd Frank Trigg as well.
kentmurr410- October 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm
1 mistake in my rant they both fought Jake Sheilds, Carlos early in his carear lost a close decision and of course GSP's last fight was his nod over Sheilds.
kentmurr410- October 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm
A little education for all you Condit haters, his 27-5 record there have only been 3 decisions all other fights ended in a KO, TKO or submision-his last three opponents were all KO'd or TKO'd. Carlos has never been knocked out he is a finisher! I am a GSP fan as well although he has 9 decision victories last 4 ending with judges decisions and never knocked out anyone although he has had 8 TKO victories and was TKO'd once. Also Thier only common opponent Dan Hardy, Carlos KO'd and GSP decision.Just sayin, I think it will be a great fight if it happens.
Joedirt- October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Great example of how difficult and taxing this sport is on the body... a solid argument for higher pays. Sure some fights sound like a lot of money for one night... but the training leading up to it and the recovery after it warrant more for pay.
concrete jungle- October 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm
We well little to no juju in the diaz v bj fight, no need to angle a 5rd fight it won't get past 2rds. These two will pull their boxing out since thats all these fucks like to do anyway is box! Go fuck off dana, my day was worse theb yours.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm
Like anyone expect the GSP/Condit fight to be better then the Penn Diaz fight psh....
skeletor- October 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm
Gracie is already angling for Diaz V Penn to be a 5 rounder. Apparently DW and Ceaser are waiting on BJ's response.
Bob Reilly- October 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm
I have tickets to 140! Mike I could kiss you.
MMAINMYBLOOD- October 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Really? Dimak? A double standard? wow.. Rashad already pulled that crap once... he waited then injured his knee.( not Minor by the way). also If you read it as I did Dana clearly stated that Gsp could be ready in a couple of months.. the bones thing that was just Jackson working behind the scenes... http://www.mmamania.com/2011/2/8/1982039/ufc-128-rashad-evans-explains-the-knee-injury-that-knocked-him-out-of.....this dude was so confused he claimed to beat Machida.. Rashad is mistaken.
RwilsonR- October 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm
@ dim mak - DW let Rashad sit out and wait for over a year. If Condit waits over a year without fighting just to keep his title shot, then gets injured a few weeks before his fight, I'm sure Dana would replace his ass, too.
RwilsonR- October 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm
Come on, give us a better event. Let Fitch fight BJ again, and let Condit fight Diaz.
Mike Russell- October 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm
Apparently it's an MCL sprain and GSP should be good to go in a month. UFC 140, perhaps?
Buster Hyman- October 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm
GSP should have never invited paul harris to train with him
Mdollas- October 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Rory McDonald vs Carlos Condit II make it happen
itsgalf- October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm
hahaha and Jon Fitch won't get the chance to smother Condit and prove that he is the #1 contender. They like the Condit vs GSP match up

Oh well, Penn vs Diaz was the more exciting match up anyways
HandsofGold- October 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Condit is the lucky one here he gets to postpone his ass kickin he would have received lmao.
smellypiratehooker- October 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm
@ noddle
I believe Condit is more "Jackson" then GSP.GSP has been up at Tristar.
Has Diana White made a co-main event replacement?
dim mak- October 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm
why does Condit get to wait, but Dana read Rashad the riot act for trying to do the same thing, then yanked his title shot when he had his own minor knee injury? looks like a double-standard . . .
XENOPHON- October 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm
So what's the likeliest way a knee gets damaged during training for a fight with Condit...what was GSP doing as a means for preparing for Condit?
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It may yield some clues as to his strategy...
Houstons db- October 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Super lame.
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