Georges St-Pierre Medically Cleared To Resume MMA Training
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre visited his Doctor in Los Angeles today to get an assessment on the recovery of his left knee. The assessment went well, as Georges St-Pierre got the medical clearance he needed to resume his MMA training.
UFC president Dana White revealed the good news to ufc.com, earlier this evening. White also claimed that although he and Lorenzo Fertitta met with St-Pierre in Montreal last week, there’s been no formal discussions for St-Pierre’s return to the Octagon.
Here’s what Dana White had to say about the situation:
“They cleared GSP’s knee. After surgery like that it still takes about another 30 days before you start to mentally feel right. But he’s in a good spot. His knee just got cleared and he’ll start training again and getting back into shape. He’ll let us know when he’s ready,”
Georges St-Pierre last fought at UFC 167, back in November of 2013. In his last fight, St-Pierre walked away with a very controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks.
Not too long after the fight, St-Pierre revealed he would be taking time off from MMA to deal with some personal issues, a decision that saw the UFC set up a title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title belt.
The following March, St-Pierre revealed that he had suffered his second serious knee injury of his career.
Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I'll soon be back at 100%. Thanks for the support
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) March 27, 2014
Georges St-Pierre’s fans anxiously await for St-Pierre’s decision to return to the UFC’s Octagon. The UFC also hope for the return of the welterweight king, as St-Pierre has been one of the UFC”s biggest pay-per-view draws for many years.
A happy St-Pierre posted this on his Instagram letting all his fans know he ready to resume his training.
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