UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre won't be entering the octagon for a while, but he's still a polarizing figure and found himself at the center of media attention following yesterday's UFC 145 open workouts. GSP, who is in Atlanta to corner multiple Tri-Star fighters, opened up about his recovery from knee surgery and why he won't jump right back into training. He also totally dodged a question about the UFC 145 main event between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans by saying that he's friends with both men and has trained with both in the past.
St. Pierre is expected to return in November to face interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Check out the video, or hit the jump to get some quotes from the interview.
When will GSP return to training?
"In two months it will be 100 percent," he said. "Now I feel something that it's not 100 percent, but in two months there's no doubt in my mind. I don't want to mess it up. If I try to jump and go too fast, I will have to do it all over again and I don't want to make the same mistake."
He talks about how anxious he is to get back in the cage:
"Wherever it is, in England, the US, I’ll fight. I'm just going to be happy to be back and fight. When you get hurt for a long time and you're forced to pull away from training and you're forced to stop doing what you like to do everything, it makes you see things in perspective. And I just want to get back. Wherever the fight will be, I will be glad to fight, and I’m very anxious to come back."