UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre is one happy man right now. “Rush”, who has not fought since April 2011 due to knee issues including an ACL tear in December, recently received medical clearance to resume his decorated run inside the Octagon.
As a result of the news, GSP is officially on track to face interim title-holder Carlos Condit in Montreal at UFC 154 this November.
“(Monday) was the final chapter of my Road to Recovery – I’m now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts,” a clearly excited St-Pierre posted on Facebook. “Big thanks to all my fans for the amazing support during those 9 long months of rehab – couldn’t have done it without you.”
Fans last saw the 22-2 St-Pierre inside the Octagon against Jake Shields where he earned his sixth straight title-defense with a decision win. In the span since GSP was suppose to face Nick Diaz on two separate occasions, but the bouts never materialized for a handful of reasons. Instead, Condit ultimately earned the interim strap with a victory over Diaz to set up an in-ring meeting with St-Pierre.
“I’ve been lucky to work with such professional and kind people and I’ve learned a lot from them,” St-Pierre concluded on his current status. “It’s been an incredible experience. Rendez-vous le 17 novembre, UFC 154, Montreal!!!”
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