Dana White is far from being a medical doctor, but the UFC president definitely has a pulse on the health status of his superstars. During Thursday’s UFC 149 press conference, White confirmed welterweight king Georges St-Pierre’s (Pictured) surgically-repaired right knee won’t prevent him from unifying his title against interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 154.
“Yup, as far as I know. Right here, right now, he’s gonna fight, yes,” White stated. “Unless any complications happen, he’s good to go.”
White’s comments come as welcomed news for mixed martial arts fans, especially those located in GSP’s homeland of Montreal. St-Pierre and Condit are slated to headline the November 17th show, which will likely take place at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Prior to the injury, St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his crown against Condit at UFC 137 this past October. The baddest welterweight in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.
“Rush’s” extended absence forced the UFC to manufacture a 170-pound belt. Condit captured the fabricated title by taking a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February.
After undergoing knee surgery in December, St-Pierre hoped to begin training at full capacity by July and resume his illustrious career by November. Last month, the 30-year-old tweeted he was slightly ahead of schedule.