UFC interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, knows he'll have his work cut out for him when he squares up against the real 170-pound champ, Georges St. Pierre, on Nov. 17, but he's confident he'll be up to the task.
The two will headline the UFC 154 fight card, to be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Condit and GSP both train with Greg Jackson, prompting "Master Yoda" to recues himself from the fight. Still, both men are familiar with the other's style, which should lead to a competitive fight when the two collide.
Many in the MMA community are already speculating about a super-fight featuring GSP and current middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, assuming "Rush" emerges victorious against Carlos Condit. Even UFC president, Dana White, joined the crowd, indicating GSP would probably face Silva at the Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, Texas, if he emerges victorious at UFC 154.
"If Georges St. Pierre against Anderson Silva were to happen, that's the fight you could do at Cowboys Stadium," White speculated during a recent conference call. "We've been talking to [Cowboys Stadium officials] for a while. They're pumped and ready whenever we can bring an event there. They're ready for it."
The "Natural Born Killer" isn't bummed out about the fact many are assuming he'll lose at UFC 154, instead, he plans to use it as extra motivation. Condit plans to do everything in his power to make sure the super-fight between GSP and Silva never happens.
"It's definitely motivating," Condit said. "I like playing the role of spoiler. There's a lot of people in the sport and media that are overlooking me and are looking forward to a super-fight between Georges and Anderson. I'm looking to get in there and do my thing and hopefully change my plans."
GSP will be a 3-1 favorite going into his UFC 154 fight against Carlos Condit, but it wouldn't wise to count "The Natural Born Killer" out. After all, he's one the best finishers in the UFC.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.