Firas Zahabi is the head trainer for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Zahabi, who watched GSP rehab from knee surgery first-hand, didn't feel as if his fighter was ready to return this November.
"I told Georges, 'Let's do one last sparring. Let's see where you're at in sparring.' And he did great," said Zahabi, in a recent interview with Sherdog Radio Network's "Rewind" show. "He went all his rounds. He went with every UFC fighter. He looked fantastic. I would have preferred, obviously, if he could have waited a little longer (to return). He looked fantastic, and we said, 'Look, you're ready. Let's do it."
St-Pierre has been off for over a year due to issues with his knees, as he last defended his belt against Jake Shields in early 2011. Condit claimed the interim title by scoring a decision over Nick Diaz.
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