UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre didn’t enjoy his extended vacation from fighting.

St-Pierre will return to action for the first time in over a year when he meets Carlos Condit this November at UFC 154. The two will unify the UFC welterweight title, a belt GSP doesn’t feel as those he has rights to anymore.

St-Pierre was on hand in Montreal to officially announce the event, and discussed his return from knee surgery.

When you get hurt, you realize health is the most important thing. I am very glad to be back. I changed a lot of stuff at my training, my life. I’ve never been so pumped up in my life to step into the Octagon again.

St-Pierre last competed in 2011, defeating Jake Shields. He was scheduled to face Condit previously, but a knee injury knocked him out of that fight. Later, GSP injured his other knee while preparing for Nick Diaz, and was forced to go under the knife.

Thanks to the UFC for taking care of me. They took care of me like a king. They helped me chose the best surgeon, best rehab people for my knee. If I came back today like I am, it’s because the UFC took care of me.

Condit defeated Diaz to become the interim champion.

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