Georges St-Pierre's road to recovery: I feel greatPosted on June 6, 2012, 05:35 PM by Mike Searson
Georges St-Pierre is on the mend and feeling great. This should sound like music to his fans' ears, as the French-Canadian UFC Welterweight Champion has had to sit out his last two scheduled fights (UFC 137 and UFC 143) due to an ACL injury of his right knee. We were told that he would be out of action for at least 10 months.
Five months later, St-Pierre seems to be coming along fine in his rehabilitation. In his latest "Road to Recovery" video, posted by St-Pierre on his Youtube channel, he says: "My knee feels good. I don't feel any pain. I feel it's much better now with a better range of motion and my muscles feel more relaxed."
He twitted the following, yesterday:
St-Pierre's return to the Octagon is slated for November, against Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit. St-Pierre was quoted last October by MMAMania.com as saying: “I believe Carlos poses more problems for me than I’ve ever seen. I have to deal with a guy who has knockout power, a very technical striker and great ground game as well, an unpredictable fighter.”
St-Pierre would know, as he and Condit train under the tutelage of Greg Jackson, who appeared on HDNet's "Inside MMA" and said the following: "Well, Georges is so smart, and is an incredibly attentive person. He really pays attention to whatever he's supposed to do for his rehab. He approaches it very scientifically, and Firas Zahabi and everybody up there at Tri-Star, they make sure that he does the right things to eat healthy. If he ends up fighting Carlos, I will be stepping out. I won't be cornering either person, and I'll be enjoying a hamburger somewhere when it happens."
A wise decision by Jackson. Check out the video below to see St-Pierre's progress for a larger one than encapsulated in the tweet: