Georges St-Pierre’s “lunar” recovery work for UFC return

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The champion of the UFC welterweight division and a Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Georges Saint-Pierre is on the road to recovery following knee surgery. The Canadian star is set to take on the interim champion of the weight class, Carlos Condit, in November and has been has been doing his physiotherapy on an ultramodern zero-gravity treadmill.

Georges St.Pierre at Renzo Gracie's New York academy prior to injury / Photo: Luca Atalla/GRACIEMAG.

“The treadmill takes the pressure off the legs, as though you were on the moon. It’s great for recuperating after knee surgery,” explains Ótono Filho, the physiotherapist at team Nova União Ceará, who works with the likes of Caio Magalhães, Eduardo Cachorrão, Carlos Índio and other Jiu-Jitsu black belts.

Watch GSP in action as he returns to activity. What do you think is the most important part of getting back in the saddle, gentle reader? Expert help, modern resources, or a strong mind that doesn’t let you get discouraged? Share your experience with the other Jiu-Jitsu practitioners on


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