The UFC has been forced to continue on without one of its biggest draws for more than awhile, as welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been on the sidelines since early 2011. St-Pierre, who had surgery to repair a torn ACL, is on tap to face Carlos Condit in a bout to unify his belt with Condit’s interim strap in November at UFC 154.
UFC President Dana White confirmed things are moving in the right direction for GSP during the pre-fight press conference for UFC 149, saying, “He’s training, and as far as I know, everything is good. I haven’t heard anything negative out of that camp at all. It’s all positive.”
Condit (28-5) scored the interim title by defeating Nick Diaz earlier this year, and has stayed true to his word in wanting to wait to face St-Pierre (22-2). The UFC is putting in a backup plan in case something happens, as Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks are slated for the co-headliner in a #1 contender match.
The UFC would likely move one of those two into the main event if something were to happen to Condit or St-Pierre.
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