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Georges St-Pierre Close to Combat Sports Return Following Injury

Georges St-Pierre, the UFC Hall of Famer and legendary fighter, received some positive news this week regarding a potential return to combat sports. St-Pierre was set to make his comeback in December at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5 grappling event, where he was slated to face former UFC rival Nick Diaz. However, an injury forced St-Pierre to withdraw from the event.



Georges St-Pierre


In a recent tweet, St-Pierre shared that he has received medical clearance to gradually resume training in combat sports. This update indicates that St-Pierre is edging closer to a potential comeback, although the timeline for his return remains uncertain.


St-Pierre's last fight was a victory over Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217. Despite talks of a super fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2021, Nurmagomedov ultimately stayed retired, leaving St-Pierre without a high-profile opponent.


“Finally today I got the greenlight from the Doc to start back to go live slowly in Combat Sport,” St-Pierre tweeted Thursday

St-Pierre's legacy in combat sports is undeniable, with many considering him one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. His potential return to combat sports has sparked interest, especially after he was linked to a boxing match with Oscar De La Hoya in 2021, which ultimately fell through.


St-Pierre's history with Nick Diaz adds an intriguing element to his potential return. The two fighters previously met at UFC 158, where St-Pierre successfully defended his welterweight title against Diaz.


While St-Pierre's UFC fighting days may be behind him, his continued involvement in combat sports through grappling and other events keeps him relevant and showcases his lasting impact on the sport.

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