This coming 17th of November in Montreal, Canada, hometown hero Georges Saint-Pierre will be returning to the octagon after a lengthy leave of absence. His time on ice due to a string of knee injuries now counts 18 months, and the Canadian champion will have his work cut out for him right off the bat, as he faces Carlos Condit, the owner of the interim welterweight belt.
During the Quebecois fighter’s time away, Condit took his post as interim champion after outpointing Nick Diaz at UFC 143, in a decision that much of the audience felt should have gone the other way.
The Greg Jackson-trained American is worthy of his laurels, though. A complete striker who loves knocking down anyone in his path, the Jiu-Jitsu purple belt is a well-rounded fighter—and he’s coming off five back-to-back wins.
Now, GSP isn’t complaining about ring rust. At the first pre-event press conference, the Gracie Barra Montreal black belt said he’s in tip-top shape.
So who’ve you got winning it, gentle reader? Decision, submission, knockout—how will it end? Comment below and prove that GRACIEMAG.com readers know most, when it comes to MMA and strategy.
Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
November 17, 2012
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