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Georges St. Pierre will face Carlos Condit at UFC 154Last week, Rich Franklin and Cung Le fought like they had nothing to lose … and they didn’t. They weren’t fighting for a shot at the title or even for a step up in the rankings, assuming that rankings even exist anymore. It was a fight for the sheer entertainment of the fans and they both knew it. Sure, Franklin got knocked out in the first round but does that effect his career? Not a bit. The UFC will keep giving him big fights as long as he isn’t slurring his words and wetting his pants, but he’ll never get another shot at the title. This week, Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit step into the octagon under entirely different circumstances. This fight matters. Sure, both of them have belts, but we all know that the one Condit has may as well be made out of tin foil and paper maché for all that it is worth. St. Pierre is the real champion and wants to keep it that way, while Condit wants just the opposite. Neither of them care if the fight will be entertaining. If you doubt that, just take a look at their paths to the top. St. Pierre has been criticized again and again for his lack of finishes. While Condit has one of the highest finishing rates in the UFC, his last fight against Nick Diaz was like a demonstration of women’s self-defence. Again and again, he kicked Diaz and ran away, keeping out of range so Diaz couldn’t use his boxing. It was like watching the Ultimate Fleeing Championships. Will that same strategy work on St. Pierre? Absolutely not. It’s hard enough to stop St. Pierre from taking you down even when you have both feet on the ground. Kicking him means doing half the work for him. You might as well gift-wrap your leg and before you give it to him. Let’s not forget that St. Pierre is coming back from a long layoff because of a knee injury so his takedowns might not be as unstoppable as before. Even if they are who is to say that St. Pierre even wants to take Condit down? It doesn’t mean you’re out of danger as Condit has just as many wins by submission as he has by knockout. Sometimes, Condit catches people before his back even hits the mat. With this in mind, St. Pierre might not even want to shoot on “The Natural Born Killer” even if his knee is fine. Let’s not forget that in his last two fights, St. Pierre kept the match on the feet and turned his opponents’ faces into something out of the Walking Dead. Really, St. Pierre will probably want to take Condit down and grind out a win in the same way he has many times before. Can Condit submit him from his guard? Probably not. I saw footage earlier this week of Condit training with Caio Terra who is a world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but has never had an MMA fight in his life and specializes in moves that work really well as long as someone is not punching you in the face. GSP, however is working on his submissions with John Danaher, who also has never had an MMA fight but has been St. Pierre’s jiu jitsu coach for a long time and understands the difference in sport jiu jitsu and jiu jitsu for mixed martial arts where slippery people are smashing your face in with elbows. Condit’s best bet is to try as hard as he can to keep the fight standing and look to set up the same flying knee he used to knock out Dong Hyun Kim. GSP’s best bet is to use his jab to set up takedowns and smash Condit’s face with elbows on the ground.Who wins? My bet is St. Pierre. He has beaten dangerous strikers before as well as fighters with better jiu jitsu and better submission skills. Unless his knee is a problem, he will keep his belt.
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UFC 154 is taking place on Saturday at Bell Centre in Quebec, and it’s being headlined by Canada’s favorite fighter: Georges St-Pierre. GSP will be facing Carlos Condit for the UFC welterweight title. It’s a good card and the main event is a big one, so we’ll share with you the top five reasons why you should watch.
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Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre returns to action at UFC 154 in Montreal against interim champion Carlos Condit! With GSP back following knee surgery, who will leave as the undisputed champion?
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6'2" 170 lbs (Welterweight)
76" reach, Orthodox
April 26, 1984
28-5 (UFC: 5-1)
5 straight wins
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
WEC Welterweight Champion: 2007-2008 (three successful title defenses)
UFC Interim Welterweight Champion: 2012...
Carlos Condit said he’s ready to run Implement his game plan against George St-Pierre on Saturday night in Montreal. Is he trying to tell us something? I just hope he fights come fight night.
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All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today inside New City Gas in Montreal.
Stream Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT.
Today’s festivities are free and open to the public.
A welterweight title unification bout between champion...
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...
By Marcos Villegas It seems Greg Jackson has learned his lesson on what he should do when fighters he has trained get matched up against each other, this Saturday UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will face UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154. Both fighters have trained under Greg Jackson, with the trainer [...]
Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon, where he will face interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Saturday in Montreal.
GSP has been out of action for 11 months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct a ruptured ACL. From a medical perspective, GSP's knee may end up being the first flicker in the aura of one of the greatest champions of all time. Not...
I don’t know about you fight fans, but I have seriously missed Georges St-Pierre, and I can’t think of many better ways for him to make his return at tomorrow night’s UFC 154 PPV event than by facing the man who took his place at UFC 143 and ultimately his Welterweight Championship. Hell, for the sake of brewing some excitement, let’s go ahead and say that Carlos “The Natural...
Here is every Canadian fighter on the UFC 154 card posing behind their leader George St-Pierre. Montreal will be rocking come Saturday.
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Travelling down the rather modest Rue Ferrier in Montreal, it would be easy to miss Tri-Star gym. The gym is unrecognizable, save for the signature red stars on the third floor windows, and could easily be mistaken for an office or apartment buildings. It’s on this quiet street on Montreal’s West side where Firas Zahabi applies his trade, training some of the world’s most talented...
On November 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Georges St. Pierre will finally step back into the octagon for the first time since April 2011. Last December while preparing to defend the UFC welterweight championship against Nick Diaz, Georges sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury. ACL's that are torn are usually associated to impact sports such as American...
Georges St-Pierre is back as the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to his native Montreal for UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit this Saturday at the Bell Centre.
After spending the better part of two years nursing a knee injury and watching from the sidelines, St-Pierre returns to defend his coveted welterweight crown against interim champion Carlos Condit.
Many people are anticipating the big super-fight between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.
However, St-Pierre will first have to defeat Carlos Condit this Saturday night at UFC 154 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There is another fighter waiting in the wings and that man is middleweight contender Chris Weidman.
The New York based...