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“Finally got the green light”

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Georges St-Pierre is back! Somehow.

After several months of healing and rehabilitation from a shoulder injury, the UFC Hall of Famer announced that he had been given the “green light” to resume martial arts training.

“Today I finally got the green light from the doctor to slowly start combat sport again.” GSP wrote on X.

Before you get too excited, let's make it clear that St-Pierre is not returning to the Octagon. Nor is he looking for a fight in a ring, a pit, a square circle or a smart cage.

Did you notice we didn’t say “mat”?

“Rush” was scheduled to return for a submission grappling match with Nick Diaz at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5 in December 2023. Unfortunately, Diaz was injured. Then St-Pierre was injured, which led to the complete cancellation of the competition.

Georges St-Pierre's days of fighting for championships are over

Fans are still holding out hope that the fight between “Rush” and Diaz will be postponed for some time in 2024, but it’s pretty safe to say that GSP’s days of chasing championships are all but over.

“Sometimes I miss the adrenaline, the victory,” St-Pierre said during a question-and-answer session at Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA in Thailand. “When you win a fight there is nothing that even comes close to that and unfortunately I will probably never have that feeling. I will never have the feeling of winning another championship again and I miss that feeling. But that's the reality and I'm fine with it. I have to accept it.

“Everything that goes up in life also comes down. I believe everything in life is a cycle and you have to make peace with it. You have to accept it.”

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