Though UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre continues to work his way back into fighting shape following surgery on his knee he still has a return to the ring on his mind. During a press conference to announce several upcoming UFC events in Canada, St. Pierre was brought in via satellite to provide an update on his condition.
With Carlos Condit holding down a share of the UFC welterweight title on an interim basis thanks to his win over Nick Diaz earlier this year, GSP feels like a main event between himself and “The Natural Born Killer” at UFC 154 in Montreal would be a perfect place for his return. The event is scheduled for November 17, lining up perfectly with St. Pierre’s expected progress.
“Hopefully I’ll have a chance to fight in front of my Canadian fans in November,” the popular French-Canadian said. “I cross my fingers, and I hope that will happen. I wish and I pray that I have a chance to perform in 2012, no matter where it will be. I want to come back and fight in 2012.”
UFC President Dana White added during the press conference the UFC’s intention to do all they can to book St. Pierre as soon as he is healthy and ready to return. GSP has not fought since defeating Jake Shields in early 2011.
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MMATraining Take: St. Pierre vs. Condit in Montreal would do great numbers for the UFC, and provide GSP with some added motivation to perform well in front of his native country. If the stars to align, look for the match to be made for UFC 154.