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The Ultimate Fighting Championship hosted a press conference Thursday to announce a welterweight title unification bout between reigning king Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos Condit (Pictured) will headline UFC 154. A “Champion vs. Champion” affair, if you will.
However, despite the fact both fighters can stake claim to being the division’s top dog – as each had a bling-bling belt placed in front of them on the podium – neither of the 170-pounders wanted to be recognize as the weight class’ ruler.
“For me, in my contract, I was supposed to defend my title every year and I couldn’t do it because of injury,” St-Pierre stated. “So the real champion to me is Carlos Condit and it’s up to me to take the title. So I’m going for the title shot. That’s how I see it.”
Prior to December’s knee operation, St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his hardware against Condit at UFC 137. The baddest welterweight in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.
“Rush’s” extended absence forced the UFC to manufacture a 170-pound belt. Condit captured the fabricated title by taking a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February.
Because he took a crown that wasn’t sitting on GSP’s head, Condit doesn’t believe he has the right to consider himself king.
“I’m not the official champ,” Condit expressed. “Georges has been such a dominant champion over the last couple of years that, until somebody beats him, he’s the champion. He’s the undisputed champion.
“That’s my mind set. Until I beat him, I don’t feel like I’m the true champion.”
The two “challengers” will collide November 17th in St-Pierre’s backyard of Montreal. Perhaps a clear-cut ruler to the welterweight throne will be determined then.
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As expected, a welterweight shootout between champion Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and interim champ Carlos Condit was announced Thursday as UFC 154‘s featured attraction. In addition to confirming the highly anticipated title unification bout, the four other scraps appearing in the pay-per-view portion of the festivities were reported.
A 170-pound top contender bout with Martin...
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre makes his long awaited return to the octagon following a long recovery from injuries. St-Pierre will take on interim champion Carlos Condit in the main event at UFC 154. The event promo poster was revealed today in advance of the tickets going on sale this week. UFC 154 takes place on November 17th from the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold a press conference on Thursday, September 27th to officially announce UFC 154 in Montreal. UFC 154 will feature the return of welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a 17 month layoff to recover from a knee injury. St-Pierre will take on interim champion Carlos Condit in the main event of the fight card.
“UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” takes place November 17th inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC Fight Club members have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show today starting at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, 28th at 10AM ET/7AM PT. Psst, the top secret password is ‘MONTREAL...
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has recovered from the knee injury which has sidelined him from competition for 17 months. He will step back into the octagon to defend his title against the current interim champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on November 17th.
UFC President Dana White stated, “One of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, Georges St-Pierre, is...
Lines via Bovada.lv - Georges "Rush" St. Pierre -370 Carlos "NBK" Condit +280 UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit coverage
The major players participating in “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” will be hitting the podium today at the Montreal Science Center in Canada.
Stream Thursday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at Noon ET/9AM PT.
In addition to UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright, reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos...
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has scored nine consecutive victories en route to a five-year dominant reign atop the 170-pound division. On Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, the champion returns to his hometown after a 17-month absence due to injury looking to unify the welterweight title against dangerous striker Carlos Condit.