All of the speculation about Georges St-Pierre can finally be put to rest. GSP isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, even after 18 months away from the Octagon to rehab his injured knee.
He handled arguably one of the elite welterweights in the sport to the tune of a unanimous decision. Thunderous applause followed as GSP picked up right where he left off in the UFC: On top.
There are few things that are guaranteed in the UFC, wins included, but one of them is the certainty that you’ll get your money’s worth whenever St-Pierre headlines an event.
Saturday night’s UFC 154 main event didn’t disappoint.
We were treated to five full rounds of GSP and interim champion Carlos Condit absolutely battling it out for the rights to the UFC welterweight title.
If you weren’t already sure before, is St-Pierre the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of the UFC after his tremendous comeback victory?
Well, he’s the best in his division, hands down and he proved that again in dominant fashion by handling a lethal Condit for five rounds.
A left high kick from Condit in the opening moments of the third round stunned and sent St-Pierre reeling to the mat. The interim champ sprung all over him. The champ’s eye was opening up during that sequence, but he ended up escaping.
Condit squandered his shot and GSP made him pay by bringing things back to the mat, where his opponents go to die.
Although not a flawless victory, it was definitely a convincing one to say the least.
An upcoming fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva could revolutionize the sport, helping to solidify St-Pierre as one of the best all-time in the process.
Interviewed Anderson and Dana (among many others) for the @fueltv post-fight show, and they want the GSP fight. Guess it's in his court now.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 18, 2012
Whattya say, GSP?
St-Pierre’s already a king in the sport and proved it with his seamless return to the Octagon against Condit. However, a win over someone like Silva is the type of stuff that builds legends.