Mixed martial arts fans got to witness the return of one of the greatest champions in UFC history when Georges St-Pierre made his return to the octagon against interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in the UFC 154 main event to unify the titles.
It was an exciting back-and-forth match that had each fighter battered and bloody at the closing bell, but it was GSP’s hand that was raised in victory after the judges scorecards awarded him the unanimous decision victory — scorecards read 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46.
Condit did give it his best and had GSP rocked early in the fight. In was the most danger we have seen the UFC welterweight king in since he has captured the title, but he was able to hang on for the win.
While GSP-Condit was the main attraction of UFC 154, it was the potential superfight between St-Pierre and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva that had the fans excited. During his post fight interview with commentator Joe Rogan, St-Pierre was asked about a potential showdown with Silva.
The answer St-Pierre gave was not exactly what fans were hoping for.
St-Pierre said that he needed to take a little vacation and discuss the potential bout with those close to him. He seemed genuinely uninterested in discussing a superfight with Silva and it put a damper on the excitement fans were feeling following the great showdown with Condit.
If St-Pierre chooses to pass up on a superfight with Silva, he has a worthy challenger in Johnny Hendricks who won via first-round knockout over Martin Kampmann in the night’s co-main event.