Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre received medical clearance to return to training. On Monday, his longtime coach, Firas Zahabi, tweeted a photo of St-Pierre back in the Tristar Gym in Montreal.
The 33-year-old Canadian has been recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered while training in March. St-Pierre described his first days back in training as “humiliating.”
While returning to training has been a humbling experience for the future UFC Hall of Famer, St-Pierre informed UFC Tonight that he feels better than he did when he resumed training after tearing the ACL in his right knee in December 2011 while preparing to face Carlos Condit.
His return to the gym is not an indication that he plans to return to fighting, however. St-Pierre met with UFC executives Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta last week, and while the meeting when well, they did not try to persuade him to return to the Octagon.
St-Pierre walked away from fighting after defending his 170-pound title for the ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 2013. He has yet to officially announce a retirement, but has also been careful not to suggest that he’ll be making a comeback.