UFC 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.
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