In less than a week, UFC 154 will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the evening's main event, Georges St-Pierre will meet Carlos Condit, and when the fight concludes, one of the two fighters pictured above will not leave the Octagon with the title belt he walked in with.
The question is, which fighter will be titleless? Will that fighter be long-time UFC champion Georges St-Pierre, who has not defended his crown since April 2011, or will it be Carlos Condit who captured the interim title with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143?
As the fight nears, take some time to watch four full fights from each of the fighters who will meet in the main event on Nov. 17.
Georges St-Pierre's second fight in the Octagon and seventh overall came on June 19, 2004, when he met the unbeaten (4-0) Jay Hieron in what was Hieron's UFC debut.
The fight didn't last long as St-Pierre put a beating on Hieron, ending the fight at the 1:42 mark of Round 1. The victory was the sixth stoppage win of St-Pierre's young career and evidence of why he earned the nickname "Rush" during his early days.
Fans will also note that the referee, one of UFC president Dana White's favorite people, let this fight go on a little longer than it should have.
After defeating Jay Hieron at UFC 48, Georges St-Pierre found himself on the losing end of a professional MMA bout for the first time in his career. That loss came at UFC 50 when he faced UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes. St-Pierre tapped to an armbar from the champion with one second left in the first round of their bout.
From there, St-Pierre beat Jason "Mayhem" Miller bloody en route to a unanimous decision at UFC 52. After the victory over Miller, St-Pierre found himself matched up against the more experienced Frank Trigg at UFC 54.
St-Pierre dominated Trigg throughout this bout, eventually forcing the tap at the 4:09 mark of Round 1.
The second time Georges-St Pierre met Matt Hughes, he had a lot more experience under his belt, and more importantly, he no longer seemed to be in awe of Hughes, as evidenced by the now famous "I'm not impressed by your performance" comment St-Pierre offered Hughes after Hughes defeated B.J. Penn at UFC 63.
Hughes really had nothing to offer St-Pierre in this bout as St-Pierre dominated Hughes on the way to capturing the UFC welterweight title via TKO.
Georges St-Pierre's first reign as the UFC welterweight champion did not last long. After capturing the crown from Matt Hughes at UFC 65, he surrendered the title to Matt Serra at UFC 69 in what remains one of the biggest title-fight upsets in UFC history.
When the two met for a second time, St-Pierre wore the interim title while Serra still held the title he had been unable to defend due to an injured back. That bout, at UFC 83, had a distinctly different conclusion than the first time St-Pierre and Serra met, with St-Pierre unifying the titles via second-round TKO.
Carlos Condit met the 20-year-old Rory MacDonald at UFC 115. The fight was the 10-0 MacDonald's second fight in the UFC. For Condit (24-5 before the fight), the June 2010 bout was his third in the UFC after transferring over from the WEC, where he had been welterweight champion.
This is one of those fights that is often talked about, so if you have never had the chance to see it, your opportunity has arrived.
Yes, Condit did walk away from the bout with the win, ending MacDonald's unbeaten streak, but the fight let everyone know that MacDonald was going to develop into a top contender in the UFC's welterweight division. For Condit, the fight showed he's never out of a fight, even when things are looking very bleak.
After besting Rory MacDonald at UFC 115, Carlos Condit was matched up against Dan Hardy at UFC 120.
The fight lasted all of 4:27, but it will always be remembered for the amazing finish. Both fighters threw simultaneous left hooks, with Condit's finding the mark a millisecond before Hardy's, dropping Hardy to the mat and ending the night for the fighter that goes by the nickname "The Outlaw."
Carlos Condit found himself on a three-fight winning streak when he stepped into the Octagon against the 14-0-1-1 Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132.
Kim entered the Octagon that July night in Las Vegas full of confidence, he had just come off a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz, and following that victory, had the audacity to call out Georges St-Pierre.
Instead of St-Pierre, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva matched Kim up with former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Condit showed Kim the folly of his call out, knocking him out with a flying knee in the first round.
This fight between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz at UFC 143 would determine who would wear the interim UFC welterweight crown as champion Georges St-Pierre rehabbed from ACL surgery.
Going into the fight, both fighters talked a good game, leading fans to think that they were going to witness a stand up war. Instead, when the Octagon door locked behind them Condit frustrated Diaz with a masterful game plan, refusing to engage Diaz in a brawl, while also keeping his cool when Diaz attempted to bait Condit with trash talk.
Say what you will about the tactics employed by Condit, but they won him the fight and earned him the interim UFC welterweight crown.