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GSP: White, Fertitta did not try to convince me to return
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GSP: White, Fertitta did not try to convince me to return

Published Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 p.m. ET

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is back in the gym following ACL replacement surgery earlier this year and being cleared to return to full training just recently.

St-Pierre went back to his old stomping grounds at Tri-Star MMA along with coach Firas Zahabi earlier this week following the good news from his doctors.  This was the second time St-Pierre suffered an ACL injury that required the former champion to have surgery and sit out for several months in recovery.

The last time St-Pierre suffered a similar knee injury he returned to action following more than a year away from the sport.  He defeated Carlos Condit in his comeback fight to successfully defend his welterweight title.  As tough as a second knee surgery was on St-Pierre, the Canadian fighter says things are better this time around than when he came back prior to the Condit bout.


"Humiliating but better than before when I came back for Condit," St-Pierre told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani about his first days back in training.

With St-Pierre back in training and officially cleared to return to action, the rumor mill started churning immediately about his potential return to the UFC.  St-Pierre has never stated that he would actually come back to fighting, but he also hasn't closed to the door on the possibility either.

Speculation ran wild last week after UFC president Dana White and UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta made a trip to Montreal and were spotted at dinner with St-Pierre. 

"Great, a lot of fun. We laugh a lot," St-Pierre said about his dinner with White and Fertitta.

As far as a possible return to the Octagon, none of those involved at the dinner are revealing what was discussed.  St-Pierre did say 'no' when asked if White or Fertitta tried to convince him to return while in the dinner meeting.

For now, St-Pierre will continue his training as he comes back from the knee injury.  Whether or not he will return to the UFC remains a mystery. 


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