Although “UFC on FX 3” took place in Florida on Friday night, Canada quickly became the focus of the mixed martial arts world. Not only were the two featured fights for UFC 152 in Toronto announced, but UFC president Dana White said the organization is hoping to host a title unification bout between welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and interim champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on November 17th.
Of course, the Octagon’s blockbuster plans for Montreal revolve around the health of St-Pierre’s surgically-repaired right knee. After going under the knife in December, GSP hoped to begin training at full capacity by next month and resume his illustrious career by November.
Prior to the injury, St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his crown against Condit at UFC 137 this past October. The baddest 170-pounder in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.
“Rush’s” extended absence forced the UFC to manufacture a 170-pound belt. Condit captured the fabricated title by taking a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February.
As if that weren’t enough welterweight action for one night, White announced what will likely be a top contender affair between Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks will also go down in Montreal. This is a logical move just in case St-Pierre is unable to answer the bell.
The organization would then be able to promote either Kampmann or Hendricks to challenge Condit in the show’s featured attraction. However, GSP appears on track after releasing a video this week flaunting how well his knee is coming along.
Bell Centre is expected to host the bash.