Georges St-Pierre On Track for UFC 154 Return

July 19, 2012
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Georges St-Pierre UFC 129UFC president Dana White recently mentioned that he was targeting UFC 154 to showcase welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s return to face interim titleholder Carlos Condit, as well as a contender’s bout pitting Martin Kampmann against Johny Hendricks.

Those plans haven’t changed.

White reiterated as much at Thursday’s UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão pre-fight press conference, saying, “Unless any complications happen, (GSP is) good to go.”

St-Pierre has been on the sidelines since the UFC 129 mega-event in Toronto last year, where he won a unanimous decision over Jake Shields.

He was slated to return to the Octagon in October, but fell off the UFC 137 fight card due to a knee injury. St-Pierre was then slated for the UFC 143 Super Bowl weekend fight card, but withdrew from the fight as well when it was revealed that he had severely damaged his right ACL, requiring surgery.

He has since been rehabbing the injury, slowly working his way back into form.

St-Pierre recently revealed that he is fully back to training and, as White confirmed, it appears he is on track for a UFC 154 showdown with Condit on Nov. 17  in Montreal.

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  • opposition13

    I got two options for GSP, either he wins by ko/tko/submission or I hope he loses….a decision better not be on his mind,…..

  • felix

    I hope he wins so Nick Diaz can take the title away from him when he comes back.

    • jrcr_15

      HAHA ya ok, clearly you must have the intelligence = to that of a cabbage.

      • bajafox

        Even a cabbage would know that Nick can beat GSP, assuming GSP engaged.

        • phrankthetank

          Nick Diaz has always failed against high level wrestlers, and he’s never fought someone with the skills of GSP

        • MrAdidas

          Yeah Nick can beat GSP, but lost to Condit & wasnt smart enough to change his gameplan once he realised what he was doing WASNT WORKING vs Condit. I guess you are not as smart as a cabbage!

    • ThePilot

      I’m all for watching a skinny piece of sh*t like Diaz get ground and pounded but he has to earn the right to have a title shot, so far he hasn’t been good enough, maybe never will be.

    • Nick Diaz? Hahaha

  • MaritalArtist

    Under the rules of the UFC, GSP can beat nick. In a street fight, GSP would also win. In a slug feat, GSP would ALSO win.

    • RonnieV

      Actually, on takedown and lay & pray rules GSP would win. All the other situations Diaz would kill him. IMO

  • MaritalArtist

    *slug fest

  • MrAdidas

    I do not think GSP’s long lay off will prevent him from “owning” Condit. I think GSP will be a cmpletely diff fighter after his rehab & with the new training hes been doing & doing alot less weights, he has gained more speed, strength & flexibility. Cant wait to see the new & improved GSP! I think the long layoff has done GSP some good, realising how much he loves & misses figthing, too bad for Condit he will be the 1st one to see the NEW GSP!

  • pooby

    Who is this G-S-P everyone is talking about?

    • Mike

      if you dont know who GSP is try another site to waste your time on.

  • GSP vs Condit should be good, I still wanna see GSP vs Nick Diaz

  • D-rail

    how great GSP vs Condit is going to be, the rest of us will not be watching two tap dancing penguins running around acting like the three stooges.

  • dgs

    After GSP got KO’d by Serra his fighting style changed for the worst. He started fighting not to lose, rather than going for broke to win. He’s a play it safe fighter, very calculating, does enough to win under UFC rules. Look at GSP’s record before the KO, and then look at it after the KO and all of a sudden you will start seeing lots of wins via decision. Not exciting, but he gets the job done.

    I will always root for a fighter like Nick Diaz over a fighter like GSP, you know, a fighter who does his best to finish fights, a fighter who fights to win at all costs. I am sure GSP would get a decision win over Diaz because GSP has learned how to play the rules: lots of take downs, accurate jabs, but really little to no damage. Yawn, wake me when it’s over.

    • macgrubber

      u dum bro? the fighters do not care if dgs wants to watch them or not. They get paid to fight and more to win so you want them to go in their swinging with a good chance to lose just to make you happy. The world does not revolve around you little boy grow up you idiot moron.

      • dgs

        There are lots of fighters who go into a fight to finish it rather than to win by playing the rules/points game. Fighters like Dos Santos, Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Daniel Commier, etc., all fight to win and finish their opponents, not to get in there and do just enough to get a point victory. GSP used to be like that before he was KO’d, I would love to see that GSP come back.

        The internet has made it so easy to call people names, when those same people would NEVER say those things to someone’s face. If you’re ever in Dallas come on over to Guy Mezgers gym (I’m always there), ask for the guy who posts as DGS, and then call me an “idiot moron” to my face. You’ll be face down on the floor before you finish the word “moron.”

  • D-rail

    Yep, I’m sure JDS is very strategic and hasn’t earned that belt by getting in there and start swinging. Aldo and Anderson earned their fame the same way by running around and strategically being boring. Hey, these last two posts are on to something.

  • D-rail

    I think Henderson and fighters that are aiming for fight of the night, should take this advice. Apparently there’s a lot of fans that prefer that all fights go the distance.

  • Towers66

    This fight has boring 5 rounder written all over it. Jackson will have one of these guys running in circles. The other guy will try to keep up. No engaging. It will be a karate point match up. 1 2 run jab jab run leg kick jab run.

    • Machterf5

      So you haven’t been paying attention for the last 6 months where Greg Jackson has said he won’t be in the corner for either guy?

    • Agreed…Greg Jackson is ruining MMA fight by fight. Now not every fight can end in dramatic fashion…but seeing what Guida did was HORRIBLE, that fight had huge potential. I love when people ask Dana White about Jackson…he flies off the handle about it.

      His philosophy is to fight not to loose not to fight to win. A good game plan is important but he takes it to the extreme.

  • Towers66

    Ouch….I guess not. That should make things a little more interesting. To say the least. **** greg Jackson. He single handedly ruined Condit, guida, guillard, GSP and now slowly but surely he will turn jones into a little point *****.

    • RonnieV

      Ruined Condit? Coaching him to the interim title is your version of ruining someone?

      • MrAdidas

        lol – yeah Ruining GSP, Condit & Jones who are all “title holders” – well besides Condit (sorta), but you know what I mean.