Georges St-Pierre made an impressive return to the Octagon on Saturday night… then he was transported to the hospital.
After four years away from the sport, St-Pierre returned to mixed martial arts at UFC 217 on Saturday night to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. During his previous UFC stint, St-Pierre was the king of the welterweight division, but he showed few signs of ring rust or difficulty transitioning to the 15-pounds-heavier weight class.
“He was transported to the hospital. He’s got to get stitches in his nose,” UFC president Dana White revealed at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference.
“Bisping did some serious work from his back; split (St-Pierre’s) nose open, had blood all over his face. (St-Pierre) took some big shots from the top position,” White continued.
“We’ll see how he is, I don’t know what the status is with him.”
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