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Trainer Firas Zahabi Discusses Georges St-Pierre’s Progress

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre doesn’t like to sit on the sidelines. With his current rehab from knee surgery progressing slowly, GSP head trainer Firas Zahabi gave MMAjunkie.com Radio a cloudy answer in regards to his return.

“I won’t be confident to (give a time table) until I see him in the gym and moving around and live sparring,” Zahabi said. “A little jiu-jitsu (St-Pierre is doing now). It’s technique now, nothing live and nothing with contact. Just some light moving around the going over the moves he usually does and reviewing the playbook.”

St-Pierre (22-2) had his ACL repaired following issues while training for a fight earlier this year with Nick Diaz. Upon his return, GSP will likely face Carlos Condit, who claimed the interim UFC welterweight title over Diaz.

Zahabi did mention this fall as a possible return time for St-Pierre, but added that preventing any future issues with the knee is a top priority.

While that is Zahabi’s take, the UFC has went ahead and started to plan for St-Pierre’s return, as UFC president Dana White said during the recent UFC on FX 3 post-fight interview that UFC 154 is the targeted date for a bout with Condit.

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