georges-st-pierre-39.jpgUFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is uninjured and already back to light training.

St-Pierre’s manager, Rodolphe Beaulieu, confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the 31-year-old fighter is “fine.”

St-Pierre reportedly suffered an Achilles injury prior to his UFC 158 main-event win over Nick Diaz and worsened it during the March 16 pay-per-view event. However, St-Pierre recently did some light work, including sprints, and reported he’s feeling fine, according to Beaulieu.

That’s good news for GSP fans, who waited 19 months for St-Pierre to return from a serious knee injury before he defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 154 this past November. Four months later, he defeated Diaz at UFC 158.

Although St-Pierre (and Beaulieu) are currently vacationing after the stretch, which included a busy media schedule, the champ is expected to return in late summer or early fall. St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) will meet top contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) as he attempts his UFC-record ninth consecutive welterweight title defense. St-Pierre also will look for his 19th UFC victory, which would pass Matt Hughes for the most all-time.

Additionally, as recently reported, St-Pierre also has landed a role in the “Captain America” film sequel, which begins filming in the next month or two ahead of an April 2014 debut in theaters.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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