Although we have been speculating for months that Georges St. Pierre would be returning to the Octagon this November to defend his welterweight title against Carlos Condit, Dana White announced in a press release Tuesday that the fight is now officially set to headline UFC 154 in Montreal.
“One of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, Georges St-Pierre, is coming home to Montreal to defend not only his pound-for-pound standing, but his welterweight world title,” UFC president Dana White said Tuesday.
Carlos Condit won the interim welterweight belt while GSP was recovering from knee surgery. He defeated Nick Diaz to win the belt.
“St-Pierre has been off for over a year recovering from knee surgery and now has to face his toughest test in interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who won the interim championship by defeating Nick Diaz while GSP was injured,” White said. “So on Nov. 17, in Montreal, Canada, it’s champion vs. champion to see who will leave the undisputed UFC welterweight king!”
Georges St. Pierre commented: “I’m excited to finally get back in the Octagon and reclaim my spot as the UFC welterweight champion. Carlos Condit is a very tough opponent. He has really good striking and very good submission skills. I respect him a lot and look forward to fighting him in front of my hometown fans in Montreal.”
Carlos Condit commented: “This is the fight the fans have been waiting so long to see. I still have not realized my goal of being the UFC welterweight champion, and to do that, I need to defeat Georges and unify the belt. I’ve worked my entire career for this fight, and I am excited it is finally happening.”