By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre will be back in action this Fall and when he returns he will be facing the current interim champion Carlos Condit, a team mate of his at Greg Jackson's Gym in New Mexico.
St. Pierre has been on the shelf with an injury to his knee suffered in training last year and talked about it in an interview with MMA Heat this week:
“It feels very good but because I had two injuries… It was a patellar tendon graph that I had. I had two injuries, not just one, but this is going to be the strongest graph. In two months, it's going to be 100-percent, but right now I feel that something is still not 100 percent, but in two months, I have no doubt in my mind. I don't want to mess it up. If I try to jump or go to fast, I will have to do it all over again so I don't want to do the same mistake.”
St. Pierre also discussed his showdown with Condit and any potential issues that may arise at their gym:
“For me and Carlos is different because we never actually trained together. We train at the same gym at the same time but we never really trained together. We trained with the same sparring partners. I actually only have shake Carlos' hand. I never grapple with him or wrestle or spar with him, so it's a different scenario for me. But Greg will not be in Carlos corner either, that is the understanding that we had if we had to fight each other, Carlos and I. I don't' lose anything because he is not going to be in Carlos corner either. The bottom line is, the trainer help you a lot during the training camp, it's not during the fight that is going to change anything. It's the thousand repetitions during the training camp that will come out during the fight. It's not at the fight that he is going to say something that is going to come out. When you fight, is mostly about instinct. So even if the Pope is in my corner, I will be fine. Greg will not be in mine or Carlos corner, but I have Firaz Zihabi. For me, Firaz is my number one guy, he is their all the time. The most important guy for me is Firaz Zihabi.”
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