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UFC’s Dana White Talks GSP, Says Former Champ Cleared to Train

Kelsey Mowatt

Georges St. Pierre

It remains to be seen if and when Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon, but the fighter can apparently begin training for a comeback, if that’s what he wants.

As you likely know, St-Pierre underwent knee surgery earlier this year, and has been sidelined ever since. GSP wasn’t planning to scrap anytime soon anyways, as he announced he was taking a hiatus from fighting, following his decision win over Johny Hendricks last November.

Recently there’s been considerable speculation that GSP may be thinking about returning to action, which was fueled by reports that Dana White and Lorenz Fertitta met with him earlier this week.

Well, in White’s weekly “The Download” interview with UFC.com, the promotion’s president relayed the following:

“They cleared GSP’s knee,” White said. “After surgery like that it still takes about another 30 days before you start to mentally feel right. But he’s in a good spot.”

So, does this mean the former welterweight champ is coming back for sure? White didn’t confirm that, but he did add the following:

“His knee just got cleared and he’ll start training again and getting back into shape. He’ll let us know when he’s ready.”

While chances are more was in fact said at the meeting between White and GSP, the latter has undergone a significant surgery, so announcing any plans for a comeback right now might be premature.

That said, if St-Pierre’s recovery continues as planned, and his first few weeks of training go well, maybe some big news is forthcoming?

The 33 year-old announced last year that he was taking a break from fighting due to personal reasons. Not long after, St-Pierre also confirmed that he was unhappy with the sport’s current drug testing policies.

Since then, the UFC has committed to doing random drug testing, which many observers believe is an effective way to curb PED use.

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