Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon, where he will face interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Saturday in Montreal.
GSP has been out of action for 11 months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct a ruptured ACL. From a medical perspective, GSP's knee may end up being the first flicker in the aura of one of the greatest champions of all time. Not only is his knee not the same as before the injury, but the surgery itself may limit his strength and agility against one of the UFC's best strikers.
First, it's important to know what the ACL actually does. The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of two ligaments that crisscross in the middle of your knee. The ACL acts to prevent the knee from becoming unstable and buckling during sudden changes in direction such as cutting or twisting.
GSP underwent ACL reconstruction with a patellar tendon autograft (autograft means using your own tissue). The patellar tendon is where your quadriceps mus...