Georges St-Pierre receives medical clearance and set for return at UFC 154

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been recovering from knee surgery and recently began to get back into training.

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The UFC champion has announced today on his Facebook page that he has been medically cleared by his doctors.

“Yesterday was the final chapter of my Road to Recovery,” St-Pierre wrote. “I’m now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts!”

The UFC is planning to have St-Pierre meet Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 154, which takes place on November 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The bout will unify the welterweight title as Condit is currently the interim champion.

St-Pierre has not been in the octagon since April of last year when he defeated Jake Shields by unanimous decision at UFC 129 in Toronto. He was scheduled to return at UFC 137, but a minor knee injury forced him off the card. Then he was supposed to return at UFC 143 against Nick Diaz, but he injured his knee once again and this time it was an ACL injury.

If St-Pierre is able to defeat Condit in November, the UFC will look to have him take on Anderson Silva in a catchweight bout in early 2013 and will be the biggest fight in UFC history.