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GSP on the idea of ring rust


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre arrives at Relativity Media's premiere of "Haywire" co-hosted by Playboy held at DGA Theater on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media) Credit: Getty/Frazer Harrison

When Georges St-Pierre enters that octagon in Montreal on Nov. 17 for UFC 154, it will end an inactive streak of 586 days.

That's a significant amount of time for any fighter to be away from live action, let alone a prime physical specimen such as GSP.

In the days and weeks leading up to St-Pierre's welterweight title unification bout against interim champion Carlos Condit, such a layoff will generate frequent use of these two words "ring" and "rust."

Some fighters believe in it, some don't. Put St-Pierre in that latter group.

“I’m not a car," St-Pierre said. "I’m a fighter. That’s what I do every day. The feel of the octagon will be a long time, but I don’t care, I’m going to do it.”

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