Georges St-Pierre taken to hospital after UFC 217 with neck injury
Georges St-Pierre’s victory during UFC 217 came with an injury that resulted in a trip to a local hospital afterward.
St-Pierre and Michael Bisping went to battle in the main event of last weekend’s event at Madison Square Garden. St-Pierre claimed the win via a rear-naked choke in the third round.
After the bout, St-Pierre was noticeably absent from the post-fight press conference. During an interview with MMAFighting.com, St-Pierre revealed it was because of a neck injury that required him to go to the hospital. You can hear him describing what happened below.
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The fight was the first for St-Pierre since 2013. There likely won’t be as long a wait to see the mixed martial arts legend in the octagon again. Robert Whittaker is slated to be St-Pierre’s next opponent. When that takes place will depend on injuries picked up by both fighters. In addition to the neck injury suffered by St-Pierre, Whittaker is working his way back from a left knee injury he sustained against Yoel Romero in July.