TORONTO - The Internet was a flooded with comments Wednesday, many of them negative, after UFC President Dana White broke the shocking news that Georges St.-Pierre had suffered a knee injury and wouldn’t be able to defend his welterweight crown on Super Bowl weekend.
But fellow champ Jon (Bones) Jones was quick to defend the Montreal native.
“He’s going to come back great,” the light heavyweight champ said Wednesday during open workouts at Xtreme Couture gym in Etobicoke. “I bet you he comes back even stronger than he was.”
His boss broke the news on Twitter just after noon.
“GSP blown acl will be out for 10 mos,” White tweeted. “Now Condit vs Diaz for the interim welterweight title on Feb 4th in Las Vegas!”
It‘s the third time GSP has been hurt since he injured his eye during his fight with Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto.
Jones was in the Rogers Centre wearing a GSP headband and looked more like a fan as he sat Octagon side watching St. Pierre get the decision that memorable night in April.
He called GSP is “the ultimate professional.”
“George has the best nutritionist, coaches, training staff, doctors ... He’s going to it properly,” Jones said of GSP’s road ahead.