Georges St. Pierre Medically Cleared, Will Face Carlos Condit at UFC 154

Matthew RothFeatured ColumnistAugust 28, 2012

He's happy. I'm happy. We're all happy.
He's happy. I'm happy. We're all happy.Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

This summer has been filled with bad news and cards plagued by injury. Heck, it was the first summer that the UFC was forced to cancel an event because it was unable to put together a new main event. So when there's good news, we need to really push it. 

And that's what fans got today. 

Georges St. Pierre announced today on his Twitter that he has been medically cleared for his proposed bout with Carlos Condit at UFC 154.


I'm now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts events- Rendez-vous le 17 novembre, @ufc 154, Montréal!!!

— Georges St-Pierre(@GeorgesStPierre) August 28, 2012


This is the kind of news that I love to write about since it's not super negative and depressing. St. Pierre went down with a knee injury that pulled him from a proposed bout with Nick Diaz. An MRI showed that he had a torn ACL and a smaller tear in his meniscus. 

With St. Pierre out of his bout with Diaz, Condit stepped up and, after some brilliant game planning, was able to capture the interim belt at UFC 143.

UFC 154 will be St. Pierre's return to action after over a year. The last time that fans saw "Rush" in the cage was at UFC 129 against Jake Shields. The UFC has been planning on the St. Pierre/Condit bout at UFC 154 and with Georges cleared, that fight is all but official. 

It should also be noted that a win will set up a proposed bout with Anderson Silva for St. Pierre.