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St-Pierre received medical clearance on his injured
left knee from his doctor in Los Angeles on Friday,
UFC President Dana White told UFC.com.
is now able to resume full MMA training just seven
months after tearing his left ACL during a workout.
and UFC chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta flew to Montreal
earlier this week to visit with St-Pierre, and White
followed up on Friday to see how the former UFC welterweight
champion was doing and if he had heard back from his
cleared GSPs knee, White said. After
surgery like that it still takes about another 30
days before you start to mentally feel right. But
hes in a good spot.
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stepped away from the UFC after defeating Johny
Hendricks at UFC 167, vacating his title to take
some time away from the sport and figure out his next
seems optimistic that GSP will make his UFC return
down the line, but he hasnt even begun to talk
logistics with St-Pierre.
knee just got cleared and hell start training
again and getting back into shape. Hell let
us know when hes ready, White said.
head coach at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Firas Zahabi,
ESPN last month that he also believes GSP will
return to the Octagon in 2015.
said he never discusses the topic of a return to competition
with GSP, but his personal opinion is that GSP will
still has plenty of competitive juice in him. I dont
think hell be anywhere near fight shape until
hes late-34 mid-34 (years old),
Zahabi told ESPNs Brett Okamoto. (But)
I think hes got a few fights in him but I dont
want to speak for the guy.
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the St-Pierre return scenario even more interesting
are the developments in the welterweight division
since he last reigned at 170 pounds. His friend and
teammate at Tristar, Rory
MacDonald, recently beat Tarec
Saffiedine and was named the No. 1 contender.
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