Georges St-Pierre has been out of commission for more than 18 months.
During that time, the welterweight division has undergone massive changes. Most notably, Carlos Condit became interim champion with a victory over former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.
Despite defeating Diaz in February, Condit too has remained inactive for a lengthy period of time, though not due to injury. Condit has waited for his chance to merge the UFC's 170-pound titles in a highly-anticipated fight against the greatest welterweight in MMA history.
As the biggest welterweight fight of 2012 draws near, let's take a look at which fighter has the upper hand in each aspect of the matchup.