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What’s Up With GSP’s Elbow?

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Not to alarm any of you Georges St. Pierre fans, but Rush has been looking rather lumpy lately. Though he’s made no mention of it in the run up to his UFC 100 fight against Thiago Alves, GSP has been walking around with a cartoonishly swollen elbow — possibly due to bursitis, an inflammation caused by repetitive movement and trauma that may have previously played a role in Marcus Davis‘s loss to Mike Swick. Will the injury slow down the welterweight champ, or will GSP use that nasty thing as a club to bash Alves’s teeth down his throat?

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Chri534.- July 11, 2009 at 2:27 pm
It's just cauliflower elbow...
Just A Wrestler- July 11, 2009 at 12:30 am
cauliflower elbow. haha wow. yeah its really gonna calcify and stay there forever. if that actually happened every fighter would have that shit. look up bursitis.
Keyser Soze- July 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Wow... reading that a 2ndt ime.... it wasn't deliberately intended to be X-rated. However... if the shoe fits. It'll have to be raw and dirty though, we all remember the last time vaseline ended up in GSP's corner.

All kidding aside... GSP's gonna put Alves in a hurtlocker. Should've been the main event over Cock Chestner and Mir.
Keyser Soze- July 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm
If I were GSP I'd take him down, and pop it all over Alves' face in some world class ground and pound. Alves can wonder with every smash, is this the one that gets me totally wet?

the glza- July 10, 2009 at 4:56 pm
i believe that is what is called popeye elbow.
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Kuato lives!!!
u02jgc9- July 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm
maybe i have this same sort of thing in my penis and that explains why it's so huge
T.Bone- July 10, 2009 at 11:29 am
alves is gonna need ellen ripley to protect him from that thing
The_Dean_of_Wing- July 10, 2009 at 11:00 am
GSP is totally okay... It's all strategy... He's been sparring with Dusty Rhodes and trying to perfect the "Atomic Elbow"...
The_Dean_of_Wing- July 10, 2009 at 11:00 am
GSP is totally okay... It's all strategy... He's been sparring with Dusty Rhodes and trying to perfect the "Atomic Elbow"...
Ricardo Cabeza- July 10, 2009 at 10:55 am
Dude that shit on his elbow is gnarly son!!! Holy Crap wouldn't that count as a weapon? You could put a chain on that motherfucker and have yourself a French Canadian mase!!!
831 Son- July 10, 2009 at 10:34 am
Wow to the people who think GSP isn't healthy for this bout just because of his elbow.. Ive had it happen to my elbow and its not fun or attractive but when adrenaline is pumping through your body it doesnt phase you at all. Training, lifting weights can be a bitch but when you are in a fight, your whole body changes and the adrenaline takes over. So no, I dont think it will make a difference whatsoever.
Akilleez- July 10, 2009 at 10:15 am
He actually got a steel elbow implant. So when you see Alve's skull literally cave in during the ground-and-pound...don't act surprised.
Horror Fighter- July 10, 2009 at 9:56 am
LOL @ Titos Head (for the secretive joke; I think CP nailed that Kuato lives in Houston Alexander)

Coleman, ever the gentleman, offered to pop it. Expect Greg Jackson to feed GSP spinach in between rounds.

As every fighter always says, nobody enters the cage 100% healthy. If it's an issue, GSP has enough tools in the box (and Greg Jackson comes up with good strategies) to compensate. I don't see it affecting the outcome. Unless Alves shows up grossly overweight and sits on it.
portland mma- July 10, 2009 at 9:56 am
I know he's gotten a ton better but watch Alves against Spencer Fisher and Jon Fitch. It was a few years ago but even though he's made leaps and bounds of progress the dude is going up against GSP. Also I just don't like fucking cheaters the dude gets suspended for taking banned substances, I think it was Spironolactone to help cut weight and or mask the roids, wasn't a fan of him coming in like 6 pounds over to fight Hughes either. Fuck Alves.
Titos Head- July 10, 2009 at 9:42 am
NO NO your all wrong...He has injected his elbows with a "Secretive Super Greasy" Canadian compound containing Vaseline, and some Canadian bacon grease. His trainer has devised a plan to secrete it occasionally between rounds.. Trust me i got this directly from Bj and his mommy
Just A Wrestler- July 10, 2009 at 9:42 am
i had it in my knee and still could wrestle. doesnt hurt at all. the doctor said i could let it heal over time or drain it. the only problem was draining it would involve going in from the other side of the knee. i dont know why. so i kept it and still finished the season with a winning record
bleve- July 10, 2009 at 9:39 am
I've had it, although likely due to leaning too much on it in my computer chair... but that sh*t hurts like hell. Caused extreme pain pushing off in exercises like bench and shoulder presses.

Thiago by KO with or without the bursitis and I'm a big GSP fan.
ShackleMeNot- July 10, 2009 at 9:34 am
Bursitis, aka "swellbow". I've had a pretty nasty one like that for years from skateboarding. As stated above, fluid buildup from the bursa sac bursting, usually accompanied with scar tissue buildup which occasionally calcifies when blood clots attach to it. I had that in my hip.
portland mma- July 10, 2009 at 9:34 am
GSP has this fight, he's gonna beat Alves' ass guaranteed.
NECROPHYTE- July 10, 2009 at 9:05 am
He's a Reptilian shape shifter! I knew it!
Armbreaker- July 10, 2009 at 8:59 am
Without Remorse knows more about this than I do, but I had a friend who who had this recently in the same (right) elbow. We do BJJ training together, and he said it was painful.
Casa de los pantelones- July 10, 2009 at 8:52 am
lol@ titos head...kuato!

Fucklord- July 10, 2009 at 8:51 am
Coleman clearly tore it out of the socket with that handshake
Kim Couture is a cunt- July 10, 2009 at 8:47 am
What agent smith said..