Originally written November 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
Mixed martial arts continues to gain steam in terms of popularity, but there are still those who are generally skeptical of the sport. If you’re interested in some intense action, however, look no further than Saturday’s UFC 154, as it could be the event that wins over borderline fans. The main event of Saturday’s UFC card at Montreal’s Bell Centre features 170-pound welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) versus interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC). The champ-versus-champ bout will mark St-Pierre’s first fight since he defeated Jake Shields in April 2011, so it’s hard to figure out what to expect after such a long layoff. What fight fans do know, though, is that St-Pierre is as dangerous as they come when 100 percent healthy. There are a number of storylines surrounding UFC 154 and countless reasons to get jacked up for the event. One doesn’t even have to be an MMA guru to get excited, as there are enough subplots heading into the nig...
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