Georges St. Pierre plans to fight in November, wants Diaz to become interim champPosted on January 17, 2012, 09:02 AM by Anton Gurevich
Reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges "Rush" St. Pierre, shared his timetable for the long-awaited return to the UFC Octagon. According to St. Pierre, he is expected to go back into full training schedule in July, while his fight against the winner of UFC 143 interim title clash between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit could take place in Novembe-December. The French-Canadian declared he will "definitely" fight before 2012 runs out, adding that he hopes Nick Diaz will be the one holding the Interim UFC Welterweight title.
"He trains Troy Polamalu from the NFL. Tremendous trainer. I've been corresponding with him for the last little bit since Georges got injured. We have complete faith in him. He's been through this process before with NFL players. The doctor was more than happy with the results of the surgery. Things are looking really good. Georges is extremely motivated to come back. He's very excited. He's got that fire roaring now bigger than ever. Everything is lined up for success hopefully. He had an existing injury before the tear. He kept training, and it tore. He realized he was trying to save time and not miss a fight, and it turned out that he's going to miss a whole year. I don't think he'll come back too fast. It was a mistake he did before, and I think he'll be sure not to repeat it again."