While news of a secret meeting in Montreal between former UFC welterweight campion and Georges St-Pierre nearly set the internet on fire last week, apparently the meeting was serious and the discussions that took place were serious.
UFC President Dana White has confirmed that GSP’s knee has fully recovered and that the fighter is ready to start training again.
“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 hasn’t competed professionally since his split decision victory over Johny Hendricks last November. While he originally tried to keep up with his strict training regimen (following his self-imposed sabbatical from the UFC), GSP reinjured his knee and was forced to take more time off in an attempt to recover.
While the news of his return seems imminent, White did not offer any further info about St-Pierre potentially meeeting Hendricks again.
“We didn’t even talk about that,” White said. “I’ve always had the feeling – they’re both professionals and when the time comes and if the time comes, they’ll figure it out.”
Tags: Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts