He’s baaaaaaack!

After spending the last six months recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has finally been given a green-light to pull the governor off and start training at his regular pace rather than a reduced one to protect his knee. The news, no doubt music to fans’ ears, was confirmed earlier today by St-Pierre on Twitter.

“I’m back in Montreal and full-time training! Already tried a few kicks – right knee is super strong,” wrote the 31-year old French-Canadian.

Assuming he avoids any additional injuries GSP is still expected to face interim title-holder Carlos Condit this November at UFC 154 in Montreal. The 22-2 St-Pierre hasn’t fought since April 2011, watching an October match-up with Condit go out the door due to a smaller knee injury before shredding his ACL during the build towards a February bout with Nick Diaz.