George St-Pierre Gets Green Light to Fight Carlos Condit, Heavy Favorite by Oddsmakers

August 29, 2012
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Georges St-Pierre and Carlos ConditNow that Georges St-Pierre has declared that he is healthy and has the green light to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 in Montreal, it’s time for the oddsmakers to chime in.

St-Pierre will have been out of action for more than a year and a half come fight time, but that hasn’t swayed the betting public away from the champ. He is a heavy favorite, despite Condit’s victories over Nick Diaz, Jake Ellenberger, and GSP teammate Rory MacDonald.

Case in point, Nick Kalikas of MMAOddsBreaker.com currently has the line set at -355 for St-Pierre to Condit’s +265. In a nutshell, that means that you’d have to place a $355 wager on St-Pierre in order to win $355, while a $100 wager on Condit would return $265, if he were to upset GSP.

That’s not near the disparity of the UFC 152 line on Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort, where Jones was instilled as a 9-to-1 favorite, but it is still leans heavily in St-Pierre’s favor. It’s actually a wider gap than the line was back in February after Condit defeated Diaz, solidifying his shot at the champ.

With nearly three months left until fight time, the line could change considerably depending upon how the betting public wagers its money. St-Pierre, however, is largely considered one of the top two or three pound-for-pound fighters in the world, so it’s not likely to change too much into Condit’s favor.

  • oswaldcobblepott

    First opponent for GSP in sometime that is well rounded, dynamic, and smart…should be a real treat for mma fans!

    • lowlb

      Yep, this is gonna be good but I don’t see Carlos getting the belt.
      Then we get to enjoy the Diaz. Condit, Ellenberger, Hendricks, Kampman, (Maia), MacDonald mash-up..

      Koscheck, Fitch, Silva… Things are gonna get ugly..

  • MikeMc1983

    I hope the casinos in Vegas have the odds like that this weekend. Condit at +265 is one of the better values I’ve seen when it comes to named fighters. You have all the Gsp time off questions, injury questions, and the fact that they’ve spent time together.
    With all those questions, and the fact that condit could beat him without those questions. He’s dangerous everywhere. He’s almost like Diaz except he’s smarter, stronger, and had 1 shot finishing ability.

  • mark-31

    Condit is a bitch. Literally running away during an MMA fight. Did I mention he was a bitch? I hope GSP destroys him which he probably will. Can’t run while you’re being humped on the floor.

    • KBEsq

      You’re clearly a moron. Look at Condit’s record; 26 out of 28 finishes. If you didn’t just get into MMA like a year ago, you’d probably know that.

      I would LOVE to see you call Condit a bitch in the cage. Watching you get your a$$ handed to you would be amazing.

  • samflchr

    Nick diaz sucks The whole point of fighting is to not get hit why would he just stand in front of him like a fool you have to move around or get it to the ground nick Diaz sucks did I say that already oh yea if you put up $355 you get a $100 in a nut shell :)

    • stevemcz11

      Condit ran. I saw the whole thing :)

  • http://www.combatsciencemma.com CombatScienceMMA

    Omg Condit never ran away from Diaz. And I am a real big Diaz fan. He fought a certain game plan to win and he won. He’s a world class pro fighter and the Interim UFC Champion, I’m pretty sure he’s highly skilled in all areas and not afraid to fight anyone. Diaz will be back. This fight with GSP will be sick. How can you complain about a fight between two of the top guys? Are you a fan of mma, the sport, of a fan of only certain fighters? C’mon now.

    • OMAHAK1LLA

      Well said i grew up with Ellenberger and think he kinda got robbed against Condit but when my brother who knows nothing about MMA said Condit is a K1LLA, I knew a blind man could tell you that and hes been right ! Dude hasnt lost since Kamp .So anyone who thinks Condit is weak and ran from Diaz is pointblank RETARDED . I enjoyed the Diaz Condit fight and am too a Diaz fan knew Condit won no problem!Guidas the only Forrest Gump out there i know about! LOL

    • mark-31

      I’ve been a fan of the sport for years. That is why it is sad to see punks like Condit win in such fashion. You don’t think he ran? There are a lot of good pro fighters & coaches who will disagree with you. But you probably think you know more than them. That is why Condit gets boos in every arena he goes to. People know what they saw. A bitch literally run away from a fighter.

      • worldchamp

        How about this: If Condit ran the whole time, why couldn’t Diaz catch him? The octagon isn’t a f*cking 300 yard football field.

        Condit came with a game plan, and executed it well. Had he ducked and dodged all of Nick’s punches all of you Diaz fools would say that he didn’t stand there and get hit in the face like a man. It’s not a fighter’s job to fight his opponent’s fight. It was Condit’s job to completely throw Diaz off his game plan, and have him fight Carlos’s fight. And, whether you like it or not, he did just that!

        Your entire argument is invalid and idiotic!

        • KBEsq

          Exactly, Diaz just sauntered around like a zombie letting Condit fire at will. They’re in a freakin’ cage. Totally sucks that a guy can finish pretty much all his fights by either KO or sub and then in one fight that is absolutely crucial to his career, play it safe, and have inbred idiots call him a bitch for one fight.

          • TKD

            Well said, worldchamp!

        • dathump

          Yea, Isn’t diaz supposed to be a pro boxer or going pro? and he get out boxed by an mma striker. He beat diaz with diaz’s own strength. Will diaz cry and retire from boxing when when he loses a stick and move boxing match too? Training in stockton must be 2 pot heads standing there hitting eachother until one goes down like a couple of frat boys.

  • phrankthetank

    You got the ‘in a nutshell’ wrong. 355 dollars on gsp would win you 100, not 355

    • KBEsq

      Thank you for explaining that. I honestly had no idea what odds meant until that explanation.

      It did seem strange that the story said you could bet 355 on GSP to get 355. I was about to put some money down.

      • phrankthetank

        Yea, even money on GSP would be a beautiful thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.bintham jeremybintham

    phrankthetank is correct. under the american odds system, the numbers shown indicate how much you would have to bet to win $100. in this case, you’d have to bet $355 on GSP to win $100. conversely, if you bet $100 on condit, you’d win $265 if he won. it’s not a hard concept to understand. do a little research next time.

    • macgrubber

      so if i bet 100 on gsp i get 365. Got it.

  • bajafox

    What are the odds that I knock out before any of these 2 do?

    I say I’m passed out by mid 3rd round…zzzzzzzzzz

    • phrankthetank

      thats unfortunate, you’ll be missing a hell of a fight.

    • KBEsq

      I’m assuming you’re one of the people who are calling GSP boring now.

      There’s a difference between being a boring fighter and having some boring fights.

      Tryrone Woodley is a boring fighter. Ben Askren is a boring fighter. Jon Fitch is a boring fighter.

      GSP is not a boring fighter. He’s just had boring fights.

      • TKD

        The same people running around calling GSP boring are the same people that sit around all day playing UFC on XBox. The guy is a world class fighter, and always seems to win. It’s ridiculous to sit there and say he is boring because he doesn’t fight the style of fight we may want him to fight.

        • dathump

          GSP is such a superior fighter it makes alot of his fights seem boring until us catch the details. On the ground he is constantly advancing, methodical, not reckless, and rarely losing a position. on the feet he is picking his opponent apart, and if you think he has no power, ask koscheck about the eye. Diaz can hit someone the same amount of times and be luck to leave a red mark. Strikers with that big power punch he may shy away from standing with but that just makes him a smart fighter to not loose the only way he has, instead of being a fighter like Sonnen and getting coughtin a triangle over and over again. Its pretty rare to have 2 fighters that can go 3 rounds toe 2 toe and neither can knock the other out, sorry to all the people who started watching after bonner and griffin, there is alot more to mma than that.

  • acspida#244

    I don’t think gsp gets criticized because he is boring. He is obviously a world class dominate athlete. He has strength, skill, work ethic and a will to be the best at all cost which only .01% of the population have….aka professional athletes..ei…Jordan, Le Bron, Gretsky, Federor, Tom Brady, etc. The problem, in my opinion is that he has lost that killer instinct that these athletes have to have. He has has stayed on top of the division, like the latter mentioned athletes, but where did that show stopping, jaw dropping, I am going to bury you attitude go? I don’t believe gsp “plays it safe” whatever that means to you, but he certainly does not go for the “jugular” ( no pun intended) as Jordan, Gretsky, Federor did in their respective sports while in their prime.