Georges St. Pierre cleared to begin MMA training

Georges St-Pierre UFCFormer UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has received medical clearance to begin MMA training again after having surgery on his left knee after tearing the ACL seven months ago.

UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta met with GSP earlier this week to check in on the former champion. St. Pierre walked away from his title and the sport after edging current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.

The UFC wants GSP to return as he was one of the company’s biggest PPV draws. There is no time table for his return, if he returns, and he would still be able to compete as one of the best welterweights in the world as he nears 34 years of age.

Another factor could be his teammate Rory MacDonald who is very close to title contention after destroying former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine in his last outing. The two have appeared to be against fighting one another in the past, so we’ll have to see how everything shakes out in the next couple of fights for MacDonald.

Stay tuned to for more news and coverage of GSP’s potential return to the sport.



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