Georges St. Pierre now feels like his knee injury was a positive thing for him

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UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has experienced a change of heart about the knee injury which has kept him sidelined for over a year and a half.

Perhaps Georges St. Pierre should think about changing his nickname from "Rush" to "Silver Lining."

That's because despite being kept from the Octagon for 18 months, the current UFC Welterweight Champion is now saying that the knee injury suffered is being viewed as a positive thing for him.

At least that's what he tells The Calgary Herald:

"This injury was a negative thing in the beginning but it became a positive thing at the end because it allowed me to correct my training and make it better and improve it. I had the mentality that more is better, but I realize that's wrong. Smarter is always better. I have more fun doing it. I'm more fired up to go train now."

St. Pierre initially hurt himself while training to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 137. He reinjured himself while working back from the initial injury which resulted in the surgical procedure which has kept the TriStar fighter on the sidelines. After extensive rehab, he now feels better than ever.

"My knee feels like it never happened ... It's very strong,"

While St. Pierre was nursing his knee, Condit would go on to win the UFC interim welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 143.

GSP will finally get an opportunity to settle the unfinished business against "The Natural Born Killer" in just over two weeks (Nov. 17, 2012) when he vies to unify the titles in the main event of UFC 154 in his native Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

What's your take on St. Pierre's comments?

Is it even possible to feel such an extensive and time consuming injury to be a positive thing? What do you think of GSP's message?

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