The champion of welterweight division, Georges St.-Pierre is still recovering from the injuries he got while defending his belt in UFC 129 against Jake Shields. Nonetheless, even the chance of returning inside the Octagon might not save his title. For almost a year and 4 months, he has not fought any fighters inside the Octagon due to his MCL and ACL injuries. UFC has already updated his fans of his match on November 17 for UFC 154. This match will be set against Carlos Condit. However, this is still not settled and might change if ever St-Pierre is still not fully recovered.
St-Pierre’s Next Move
The absence of St-Pierre, if combined with time until he fights inside the Octagon in November, will be a total of 1 year and 6 months. This isn’t running smoothly for St-Pierre since he will be fighting a determined mindset of Condit who wants to get a good debut on UFC. Today, St-Pierre (16-2 UFC)is still considered the second best pound-for-pound world fighter. Moreover, seeing his best skills in MMA field, St-Pierre is considered an overall supporter of this arena. Seeing his rankings and present condition, in contrast, this may all go down as well.
Condit vs. St-Pierre: Who Will be the Last Standing Fighter?
A long layoff may be a high disadvantage for St-Pierre who will be fighting with another best in UFC. Condit has already faced more opponents within St-Pierre’s layoff. He has fought with Kim Dong-Hyun and Nick Diaz who showed very well what is the meaning of real MMA fight. Another thing that worries most of St-Pierre’s fans is his carefulness to accept another injury. This will enable Condit to snatch the championship from St-Pierre. Lastly, St-Pierre may not come back to the ring in the same stance he was before. Nobody can guess how the injuries have affected his fighting style. This makes another advantage to Condit.