UFC News: Georges St-Pierre Back to Full-Time Training

Andrew Barr@@andrewbarr8Correspondent IJune 27, 2012

NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Georges St-Pierre of Montreal, Quebec, Canada speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  St-Pierre will face Dan Hardy of Nottingham UK in the Welterweight title bout.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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It's true!

After more than a year away from the cage, long-time UFC welterweight champion Geores St-Pierre is finally back to training, after tearing his ACL in December.

"I’m back in Montreal and full-time training! Already tried a few kicks – right knee is super strong…," the champion tweeted.

It's been a rough few months for the world of MMA from an injury standpoint, with several highly-anticipated fights being scrapped. However, GSP being back in the gym might just be the good news fans needed to lift their spirits.

Before the injury, GSP was scheduled to defend his title against Nick Diaz at UFC 143. He was subsequently replaced by his teammate at Jackson's MMA, Carlos Condit. Condit would go on to win that fight, albeit with slight controversy, earning himself the UFC Interim Welterweight Championship.

Choosing not to defend his newly-gotten gold, Condit has been patiently waiting for GSP's return. The title unification bout is expected to take place at UFC 154 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec.

The last time GSP fought was at UFC 129, headlining the UFC's first event in Toronto, Ontario. The attendance for the event was a record-setting 55,724, and the champion took home a unanimous decision victory over game opponent Jake Shields.


Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian.Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.