Georges St-Pierre has been the UFC welterweight title-holder since 2008, successfully defending his gold six times against some of the best fighters in the world. On October 29 at UFC 137 he meets his next challenger: Carlos Condit.
St-Pierre has trained with Condit at Greg Jackson‘s camp in New Mexico, so he has seen the former WEC champion turn himself into a worthy challenger. Condit has won four fights since falling to Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut, and is 12-1 since 2006.
“I’m going to have to deal with a guy who has knockout power, very technical striker and a great ground game as well,” said St-Pierre is an interview with the UFC promoting the upcoming fight. “I’ve seen a lot of improvement in Carlos’ game, but I believe I’m a more improved fighter than Carlos is. I will remain the welterweight champion.”
GSP-Condit will serve as the main event for the card, while fellow welterweights Nick Diaz and B.J. Penn meet in the co-main event.
Check out GSP’s full interview below:
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MMATraining Take: St-Pierre is in a class by himself, just like UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. While GSP gets ripped for not finishing fights, he does what he needs to make sure to win, especially since his upset KO loss at the hands of Matt Serra. As a fighter who knows what a loss like that feels like, St-Pierre will always be a more conservative fighter. Against Condit, however, he may have an opening or two to try for the knockout.