UFC 154 Real Time Conference Call Highlights

In less than two weeks a moment more than a year in the making will take place when UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre takes to the Octagon after a series of knee injuries. GSP has been shelved since April 2011, returning in grand fashion as a headliner in his hometown of Montreal at UFC 154 where he’ll face talented interim title-holder Carlos Condit.

Before the two clash in the cage, St-Pierre and Condit will mix it up with media this afternoon in a conference call. Also on the line will be UFC President Dana White.

As usual, Five Ounces of Pain will be dialed in and reporting real time highlights/quotes back to our readers as things unfold.

Georges St-Pierre:

- “I don’t care about Anderson Silva. He can do whatever he wants.”
- Taking career one fight at a time
- Reiterates that he’s out to be more opportunistic, jump on openings
- Still interested in fighting Nick Diaz at some point but he’s thinking about Condit, nothing else
- Says he wasn’t burned out but he just wasn’t enjoying fighting as much as he used to, but now his fire is back / “Now, Idon’t want to go on vacation. I want to enjoy every second of it.”

Carlos Condit:

- Feels like an underdog
- Doesn’t think GSP’s extended absence will be an issue and expects him to be as good or better than he was before
- Would like to be part of a UFC card in Mexico
- Motivated by the number of people overlooking him and towards a super-fight with Silva (though he doesn’t feel GSP is among them)
- Thinks a fight between GSP-Silva would definitely be interesting / “There’s always that interest in seeing who really is the best, but first things first – Georges and I have to do our thing.”
- “I’m gonna be the undisputed champion.”

Dana White:

- Calls GSP the “biggest PPV star in the UFC”
- Labels Condit as being underrated and deserving more credit / “He’s got great ground skills, knockout power…”
- “This is far from an easy fight for Georges St-Pierre. This is a very tough fight.”
- Says having GSP out for a year sucked
- Not looking at doing Condit vs. Silva / “Carlos Condit wins the title and he’ll defend it against whoever is next.”
- Isn’t sure where Diaz will fit in when he’s eventually licensed again
- Sees three options as venues for St-Pierre/Silva – Cowboys Stadium, in Toronto, and a soccer stadium in Brazil

1 COMMENT
  • AlphaOmega says:

    I’m starting to wonder if Dana actually listen’s to his fighters. GSP has constantly said he won’t fight Silva at catchweight, and really doesn’t even seem interested in the fight to begin with..and Dana constantly talks about them fighting at catchweight sometime soon.

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