UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre medically cleared
Ready for UFC 154.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre confirmed on his official Facebook and Twitter pages that he is officially medically cleared for UFC 154 on November 17 in Montreal.
St-Pierre will face interim welterweight champion and former Jackson's MMA teammate Carlos Condit in a title unification bout.
He has been out of action for nearly a year after tearing the Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee last December, which is one of the worst injuries a fighter that relies on his wrestling/grappling can suffer. His last fight was a unanimous decision win against Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30, 2011.
With a St-Pierre win at UFC 154, Dana White will move forward in attempting to finally book the dream match of GSP vs. Anderson Silva. Of course, this is MMA and Condit could always play the spoiler with an upset win.
One fight at a time, UFC fans.
Yesterday was the final chapter of my Road to Recovery- I'm now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts! Big thanks to all my fans for the amazing support during those 9 long months of rehab- couldn't have done it without you. Also special thanks to Dr. ElAttrache and Heather at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic + Gavin MacMillan at Sport Science Lab. I’ve been so lucky to work with such professional and kind people and I’ve learned a lot from them. It’s been an incredible experience. Rendez-vous le 17 novembre, UFC 154, Montréal!!!
UFC 154 takes place Saturday, November 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and live on pay-per-view.
UFC welterweight championship unification bout: Georges St. Pierre © (22-2) vs. Carlos Condit © (28-5)
Welterweight bout: Johny Hendricks (13-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-5)
Middleweight bout: Francis Carmont (19-7) vs. Tom Lawlor (8-4, 1 NC)
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek (11-4) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (17-6)
Featherweight bout: Mark Hominick (20-11) vs. Pablo Garza (11-3)
Featherweight bout: Rodrigo Damm (10-5) vs. Antonio Carvalho (14-5)
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