Source: MMA Junkie
Georges St. Pierre is on the road to recovery after having knee surgery last December. GSP expects to be back in action later this year possibly at UFC 154 in Montreal, Canada against interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. But patience seems to be the main key as GSP does want to rush back into action too early injuring himself further. While his rehab is going well, GSP says he will not be back to training for another two months. So for now, GSP is confined to pool work outs, straight line running, and gymnastics to rehab and keep himself in shape. Coincidentally, GSP mentioned that he was considering a move up to middleweight now that he has time to bulk up but seemed hesitant to make the move official since he has unfinished business with Condit.
Perhaps one of the bigger reasons he has been considering a move to middleweight is that one of his teammates is also rising up in the welterweight division. Rory MacDonald is turning 23 this year but he has already caught the attention of the welterweight division. Even his teammate and mentor GSP has said MacDonald will be champion one day. Anyone who watches MacDonald can tell that he fights like GSP. Flying under the radar is MacDonald’s fight with Che Mills this Saturday on the UFC 145 main card. If MacDonald can record an impressive victory, he will be in the top 5 of the division and knocking on the door for a title shot. MacDonald believes he will become champion in two years giving GSP some time to tie loose ends in the division before moving up to middleweight. But with MacDonald’s fast ascension, a possible teammate vs teammate scenario could happen early next year if GSP beats Condit and MacDonald gets another win under his belt. We all know how fighters feel about fighting teammates. I don’t think teammates should fight each other if it was a regular fight. However, if it was for a title, I think teammates should be professional and fight. They can make up afterwards. We are going to see how it unfolds with Jones and Evans on Saturday. The decision becomes easier once both fighters realize their destiny; for MacDonald, the future seems to be following in the footsteps of GSP, and for GSP, the future if Anderson Silva.