Georges St-Pierre Cleared to Train After Knee Surgery, UFC Return Still Uncertain

Written by Tom Ngo
October 17th, 2014

UFC Georges St Pierre

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (pictured) and his surgically repaired knee have received medical clearance to resume training.

So that means fight fans can expect to see GSP back in the octagon soon, right UFC president Dana White?

Yeah, about that…

“They cleared GSP’s knee,” White told UFC.com. “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.”

St-Pierre tore his left ACL while training in March. He went under the knife shortly after.

Big deal? No deal?

At least UFC brass are staying in contact with their biggest pay-per-view draw, even though there’s no guarantee he’s coming back.

St-Pierre was the UFC’s most decorated welterweight champion when he vacated his title and abruptly walked away from the game last December to “take a break.” White declared earlier this year that he “knows for a fact” the 32-year-old will return to MMA.

We shall see…

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