Okay, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to Georges St Pierre blowing out his ACL. First, let’s be positive for a second: Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit is going to be a sick fight, something I think half the fans have forgotten and half have decided to chant like a mantra until their blood pressure returns to normal levels. Second on the upside, Georges’ doctor says he’ll probably only be out for 6-9 months, not the full 10 that was stated yesterday.
The bad news? Georges might flip his lid in that time. Listen to him talking about the interview:
“A few months ago I was on top of the world and I’m now I’m in a downfall,” St-Pierre said. “But you recognize a champion from how he comes back from things that don’t go well. Everybody that says bad things and says bad stuff about me right now, mark my words. I’m going to tell you right now, I’m in a downfall in my life, but in a few months, I’ll be back stronger than ever, and I will be champion again. I promise.”
“Some people will say bad stuff about me, that ‘he’s finished,’ and stuff like that,” he said. “What I’m going to tell you is t’s very easy to hit a guy when he’s down. We have a saying in France, ‘The life goes up and down.’ People will laugh because I’m in a downfall, I’m hurt, I’m not a threat to them. But I’ll be back on top, mark my words.”
The downfall of your life, huh Georges? Relax. It’s not like you just dropped the belt to a 20-1 underdog or something. The guy hurts himself because he’s so anal about training and now he’s talking like he’s not even the champion any more. That’s just the kind of pressure Georges puts on himself. It’s great for accomplishing things like becoming a world champion – or driving oneself into a nervous breakdown.