Originally written November 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
It's amazing to think of all that has transpired in the UFC since the last time mixed martial arts legend Georges St-Pierre defended his welterweight belt on April 30, 2011 in Toronto, at the most-attended fight in the history of the UFC. In the 567 days between St-Pierre winning a unanimous decision over Jake Shields in front of 55,000 fans at UFC 129 and St-Pierre stepping into the Octagon to fight interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit next weekend, the UFC has held 23 numbered events. The organization had its first-ever card cancellation in its history, but its first four fights to be nationally televised on the FOX network television showed the sport's inroads into mainstream American culture. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has defended his belt four times and joined St-Pierre and Anderson Silva in the "best fighter alive" discussion. The UFC has seen a new heavyweight champion and added two new weight classes, and Silva has defended his middleweight...
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