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Georges St-Pierre training at full speed

He’s baaaaaaack!

After spending the last six months recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has finally been given a green-light to pull the governor off and start training at his regular pace rather than a reduced one to protect his knee. The news, no doubt music to fans’ ears, was confirmed earlier today by St-Pierre on Twitter.

“I’m back in Montreal and full-time training! Already tried a few kicks – right knee is super strong,” wrote the 31-year old French-Canadian.

Assuming he avoids any additional injuries GSP is still expected to face interim title-holder Carlos Condit this November at UFC 154 in Montreal. The 22-2 St-Pierre hasn’t fought since April 2011, watching an October match-up with Condit go out the door due to a smaller knee injury before shredding his ACL during the build towards a February bout with Nick Diaz.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

8 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    If gsp beats condit he should feel stupid. Who holds an interam belt for that long just to get beat by the real champ.condit will never be a champ if he dont beat a champ.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yes, it’s Condit’s fault the UFC created a silly interim belt in an attempt to generate some buzz & sell more PPVs for the Condit-Diaz card.

    Furthermore, Carlos should have felt compelled to take another fight before GSP in order to protect the sanctity of that fake belt.

    For shame.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Whoever made the decision to keep Condit on the sidelines, it was someone in the UFC. Considering all the problems with their fight cards as of late, I hope they learned their lesson. I doubt it, though; this whole fiasco started when Dana got mad at Diaz but still, somehow, wanted to make sure GSP / Diaz happened.

    I’m done hating Condit for his tactics in the fight. I’m done being mad. I just want the dude in the cage. He has a chance to beat GSP; as good as it will ever be given the surgery. Personally, I don’t think it’ll be enough and he’ll be scrapping with Nick in March of 2013.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    *sorry GSP will be scrapping with Nick….

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Wait, I thought Nick was retired. :)

    Diaz will have to take at least one fight once his suspension expires in early 2013 before GSP. He’s coming off a loss (however “controversial” some may view it, the fact remains his last time in the cage was a unanimous decision loss), and beyond that the Hendricks/Kampmann winner will be lined up as the next challenger. To give him an immediate title shot following a suspension, coming off a defeat and leapfrogging the Hendricks/Kampmann winner would be pretty nuts.

    So then what fight is out there to motivate Diaz to come out of “retirment”? I’m glad you asked.

    Nick’s return to the cage should come against Rory (assuming he beats Penn). It’s a perfect matchup…

    Gives Nick a chance to get some revenge for the ragdoll-style beatdown suffered by his little bro at the hands of Rory, and if he was able to get by Rory would be a very impressive victory putting him in position take on GSP. (And then the revenge tables would be turned, with GSP looking to avenge the loss of his young protege, in addition to all the other the pre-existing drama between Nick & GSP.)

    And for Rory the Diaz fight would provide an opportunity to continue to his ascent up the rankings against a tough fighter with plenty of name recognition.

    Yes, as usual I’m getting way too far ahead of things. But let Boner dream.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I like the way you think; I would even say that your theoretical title picture is probably clearer than mine.

    I would kill to see Rory / Nick and it would make a lot of sense. Who knows what else happens to “the mix” between now and whenever Nick is able — and willing — to fight.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    If Diaz does come back after being suspended, I can see Dana pushing for Diaz vs GSP if GSP beats Condit, ignoring everything else because Diaz vs GSP makes more money then the people lined up for a fight right now.

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  • Good to hear…now why can’t we move this fight closer?

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