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St-Pierre Won’t Need Surgery for UFC 100 Groin Injury, Will Resume Training in Weeks

Georges St-PierreA groin injury suffered by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in his UFC 100 victory over Thiago Alves on July 11 won’t require surgery, it was announced on Saturday, with the 170-pound title-holder set to return to the gym within the next few weeks.

“Evaluation of the results of an MRI indicate that no surgery will be required, and Georges should be back in the gym training within a few weeks after a brief rehabilitation,” read the announcement.

St-Pierre will next fight the winner of a September matchup between contenders Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann, possibly at UFC 108, the promotion’s blockbuster annual event, which is set to take place on January 2 in Las Vegas.

St-Pierre (19-2) has won 6-straight matchups following his upset loss to Matt Serra in early-2007, defeating Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes, Serra, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, and Thiago Alves to cement his status as the world’s top welterweight and among its best pound-for-pound fighters.


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