It has been a long road to recovery, but Georges St.-Pierre is back. He has finally been medically cleared to fight.
St-Pierre released a statement on his Facebook account informing fans of the good news:
“Yesterday was the final chapter of my Road to Recovery- I’m now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts! Big thanks to all my fans for the amazing support during those 9 long months of rehab- couldn’t have done it without you.”
St-Pierre, perhaps the greatest MMA Welterweight of all-time, tore his ACL while training for a fight with now interim champ Carlos Condit over 9 months ago. St Pierre is on schedule to make his UFC 154 title unification bout with Condit on November 17 at the Bell Center in Montreal.
St.-Pierre has not fought since April of 2011 at UFC 129, where he won a unanimous decision against now Middleweight Jake Shields. The Welterweight Champ has not lost in over 5 years and has a mixed marital arts record of 22-2.
If you are new to MMA St-Pierre would be the fighter to start watching. GSP has been so dominant over the last 5 years he has routinely made elite level fighters look like amateurs. The best sports equivalent would be a world class pitcher surgically shutting downing a great hitter. The MMA world is glad to have St-Pierre back.