On the tail end of what will be an almost 19 month layoff, Welterweight Georges St. Pierre is looking on the bright side of his knee injury. Last fall, St. Pierre was sidelined and pulled from his expected match at UFC 143 after suffering a full ACL tear during training. In December he underwent reconstructive surgery to repair the damage.
GSP explains to the Calgary Herald his current feelings on the injury:
This injury was a negative thing in the beginning but it became a positive thing at the end. Because it allowed me to correct my training and make it better and improve it. I had the mentality that more is better, but I realize that's wrong. Smarter is always better. As a result, he says he is enjoying his training more. I have more fun doing it.. I'm more fired up to go train now.
Georges also reassures that his knee has healed completely and it's "like it never happened". All of this falls right in line with what you'd expect from him heading into a bout - he's back better than ever with renewed focus. The question will be whether or not he can back it up on fight night. On November, he'll make his return against Interim champ Carlos Condit in Montreal, Canada.