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On November 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Georges St. Pierre will finally step back into the octagon for the first time since April 2011. Last December while preparing to defend the UFC welterweight championship against Nick Diaz, Georges sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury. ACL's that are torn are usually associated to impact sports such as American Football where the knee is required to make severe changes in movement. Mixed martial arts is another sport that is high impact and demands a lot from the knees of a fighter especially when drilling wrestling. When wrestling all it takes is one wrong landing or one incorrect takedown and the knee is blown. For Georges it was defending the takedown in practice that led to the hyperextension of his right knee. After further inspection and an MRI it was discovered that Georges suffered both a complete tear of his ACL and a small tear of his internal meniscus on the right knee. It was an injury that required surgery and a full recovery timeframe with rehab of between 6–9 months. This period off has led St. Pierre on a journey he says has given him the fire back to compete and finish fights, to be exciting again.
Right before St. Pierre got injured, both the MMA media, and fans had started to see Georges as the predicable champ. His last 4 fights had gone to the judges scorecard while his last stoppage was in January 2009 against BJ Penn when his corner threw in the towel. It had been 3 years since the masterful George St. Pierre finished Matt Serra with an exciting flurry of knees to the body. It will have been well over 4 years since that day when he steps in against Carlos Condit at UFC 154. There is no doubt that St. Pierre has been one of the most consistent, and biggest PPV draws the UFC has had and one of the fighters they hope stays on top for a long time. Even when Georges has been winning fights through five round decisions, the events have still reached 800,000 PPV buys. The bottom line is people want to see Georges St. Pierre. If the main event of UFC 154 sees the St. Pierre that is being advertised, one who has his appetite for fighting back, one who will finish fights, and one who is there to entertain the fans than I expect that the UFC are going to be seeing very big numbers from the PPVs that are headlined by their Canadian superstar.
An ACL injury is one of the toughest injuries to come back from for an athlete. St. Pierre has a massive test in front of him and not just with Carlos Condit but with his own body. Just how Georges returns is to be seen but a certain amount of ring rust is to be expected. This ring rust I fear may bring out the safe St. Pierre who likes to use his wrestling to grind out decisions. Either way Georges St. Pierre is back promising big things and if he is true to his word than the UFC and the welterweight division is about the get even more exciting.
Welcome back Georges.
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Just in case FUEL TV’s week-long love fest for Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) or FX’s three-part “Primetime” series didn’t already give it away, the UFC’s reigning welterweight king finally returns to action this Saturday at UFC 154.
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E:60 – Georges St-Pierre
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today inside New City Gas in Montreal.
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Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon, where he will face interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Saturday in Montreal.
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