UFC 154: Georges St. Pierre defeats Carlos Condit after 5 grueling rounds

Georges St. Pierre remained the undisputed UFC Welterweight champion, after 5 rounds of action in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Despite claiming post-fight that he felt the infamous ringrust, Georges St. Pierre looked better than ever. The French-Canadian was a bit more aggressive than usual, stalking Carlos Condit around the Octagon. However, Condit proved he’s no pushover, with trademark striking that reminded GSP he has a fight on his hands.

Georges St. Pierre was able to put Condit on his back in every single round. The champ executed his famous ground-and-pound techniques, which resulted in a deep cut above Condit’s right eye. The cut turned the fight into a bloodbath, preventing from Carlos Condit to get a hold of Georges St. Pierre off his back.

The biggest moment of the fight came in Round 3, when Carlos Condit delivered a left high kick that rocked the defending champion. GSP fell on his back and looked lost, while Carlos Condit tried to finish the fight with ground-and-pound. GSP managed to recover and fight his way back into stand-up, but it was pretty clear that Condit hurt him bad. The round ended with St. Pierre connecting with combos of his own, and once again putting Carlos Condit on his back.

St. Pierre’s striking looked top notch. But every time he was able to connect with a beautiful combo, ‘Rush’ went for the takedown. More than anything, GSP was able to shut down Condit’s reach advantage, forcing the challenger to ‘work hard for his money’ inside the Octagon.

In the end, it is a clear and undisputed Unanimous Decision victory for Georges St. Pierre. Anderson Silva was in the crowd to watch the fight, but GSP declared that he wants to think about what might be the best career move for him between fighting Johny Hendricks and “The Spider”.


40 Comments

  1. Avatar of highkick12

    highkick12

    November 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Despite another 5 round decision win for gsp this was the most entertaining fight he’s been in in a while. Both guys showed some serious toughness.

  2. Avatar of wpgshootr

    wpgshootr

    November 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Undisputed Champion!!

  3. Avatar of godsofwararise

    godsofwararise

    November 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I didn’t see anything tonight that makes me think GSP can beat Anderson. It was a decent performance, but if Condit can rock GSP, Silva can certainly finish him.

  4. Avatar of highkick12

    highkick12

    November 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Anyone else think Condit looked like two face when he got up after round 2 and half his face was completely red from blood?

  5. Avatar of D

    D

    November 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I saw some fantastic takedowns, solid ground and pound, great ground control, and submission defense. Silva can certainly finish him, but GSP could do for 25 minutes what Chael Sonnen did for 22.

  6. Avatar of grapplure

    grapplure

    November 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

    re-watch the fight please…During round 4 joe rogan said : ” the most exiting part of this fight is condits striking”

    thank you

  7. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    November 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Agreed. But like many of us would say, a win is a win. Congrats, Georges!

  8. Avatar of godsofwararise

    godsofwararise

    November 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Chael walks around at 220+ lbs and was roided up for his first fight with AS. Plus, AS was injured; we all saw what a healthy AS did to Chael a second time around. GSP walks around at about 195 lbs, with such a big difference in size, don’t expect him to be able to pull off what Sonnen did.

  9. Avatar of godsofwararise

    godsofwararise

    November 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

    The fight I’d like to see next for Georges is against Hendricks. It’s a really interesting fight against a guy who has absolutely earned the number 1 contender status. Let AS fight Jones.

  10. Avatar of godsofwararise

    godsofwararise

    November 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Agreed, I don’t mean to be overcritical of GSP, I’d just rather watch him fight welterweights like Diaz and Hendricks rather than a superfight that really isn’t all that interesting.

  11. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    November 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

    “Silva can certainly finish him, but GSP could do for 25 minutes what Chael Sonnen did for 22.”

    If you’re going to dream, it’s always best to dream big :)

  12. Avatar of AllKaulitz

    AllKaulitz

    November 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Pretty awesome fight, Georges was fantastic and Condit was a impressive rival, Seager Condit must be sad he didn’t win but damn proud as well (check her bio here http://fandaily.info/?p=38220, http://slimcelebrity.com/?p=2564 ) as for GSP who is he dating? few ladies he has been seen with http://slimcelebrity.com/?p=2623

  13. Avatar of mindkontrolle

    mindkontrolle

    November 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Exactly. Have Silva pick on someone closer to his own size.

  14. Avatar of DR3W

    DR3W

    November 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Great fight! Hope gsp fights hendricks that is a interesting fight. And silva go fight jones like everyone wants.

  15. Avatar of Cookie77

    Cookie77

    November 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Silva and Jones makes more sense than GSP Vs Silva.. But you never know in the UFC it could end up GSP Vs Aldo..lol or Benson Vs JDS…LOL…I mean Sonnen Vs Jones is happening and SIlva Vs Bonnar happened so you can never count that out…..LOL

  16. Avatar of xxcoldfirexx

    xxcoldfirexx

    November 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Not trying to talk crap…..BUT….without the LOUD crowd and the gallons of blood all over….Its pretty much a lay n’ pray fight….I’m pretty sure hes going to take a loooong vacation, but wouldn’t mind a super fight with Silva even N.Daiz would be the fight of the year…

  17. Avatar of grandslam

    grandslam

    November 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Absolutely! Although Carlos lost the fight but his striking was definitely superior. I think Carlos was a little choked in the first two rounds. He could have been more aggressive. Never the less, very happy for George ‘RUSH’ St. Pierre.
    p.s. that high kick in rd 3 was a stunner!

  18. Avatar of Lowe1702

    Lowe1702

    November 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Condit is a very good fighter but GSP is on another level. In a rematch GSP would dominate even more as i do believe after that GSP could be getting better. Talk of Condit finishing GSP was ridiculous. I also believe that GSP can definitely put Silva on his back

  19. Avatar of grandslam

    grandslam

    November 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    You sound stressed. You should take a vacation.

  20. Avatar of grandslam

    grandslam

    November 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    AS and GSP wont be a good match. I like GSP but I don’t think he will survive even 2 rounds against AS.

  21. Avatar of cranestyle

    cranestyle

    November 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I would like to see GSP Silva, and then is the Spider wins that one, Silva vs Jones.

    GSP vs. Hendricks would be okay, but Johnny wasn’t that much better than Koscheck, soI don’t think another big punching wrestler will solve the champ.

  22. Avatar of falcon4917

    falcon4917

    November 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    You forgot BJ vs GSP

  23. Avatar of falcon4917

    falcon4917

    November 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Condit came pretty close and if he went strait for a sub while GSP was rocked he may have had an easier time getting it done. GSP is on another strength level to Condit, not another skill level. GSP powers through. I think GSP may put Silva on his back once and then R2 be KO’d.

  24. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    November 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    @onemoreround he meant the most important moment is when Condit dropped Georges with striking, which you know tends to be important

  25. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    November 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    wtf? Heard of privacy?

  26. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    November 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    It may have been a close fight but apart from that he has DESTROYED Fitch and Kampmann

  27. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    November 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Great fight, Rush is back

  28. Avatar of Brasil

    Brasil

    November 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Good to see a more agressive GSP, the fight was very competitive and GSP was in real danger of being finished……say what you want but in normal conditions the GOAT would violate GSP in a brutal way.

  29. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    November 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Just remembered about the Ivan Menjivar armbar… GOD DAMN that was slick

  30. Avatar of TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal

    November 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    You are an idiot, plain and simple, with no real knowledge of MMA.

  31. Avatar of D

    D

    November 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Takedowns are more about speed, timing and explosiveness than size and strength. Nobody, not even Chael does those things better than GSP. Ground control is as much about technique as it is about size and strength. Again, nobody, not even Chael, does that as well as GSP.

    I don’t want to take any credit away from Silva for taking advantage of the opening Sonnen gave him in the second fight, but let’s remember that that opening was wide enough to drive a truck through. GSP won’t give him anything close to that. Let’s also remember that the first round of that fight proved that Silva has not gotten better at getting back to his feet. Finally, let’s remember that at least some small part of his success in stuffing Sonnen’s second round takedowns was due to holding on to his shorts. There is no way a ref is going to let him get away with that again.

  32. Avatar of D

    D

    November 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    In what parallel universe is posting a link to the online bio (which provides no more personal info than sherdog or wikipedia) of a public figure is an invasion of privacy?

  33. Avatar of D

    D

    November 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I’d have to agree, Hendricks has awesome power, but he’s not catching GSP with a hook or overhand. GSP will pick him apart on the feet, and if he wants to take him down, he probably will. GSP is on another level athletically than Fitch and Kampmann.

  34. Avatar of cranestyle

    cranestyle

    November 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    …but then Condit destroyed Hardy. I think Hendricks is very good, but it’s going to take more than that to be GSP.

    Condit really only had one moment when he looked like he might win, the shin to GSP’s temple. But that was a incredible kick and George had blocked and slipped the two strikes before that.

  35. Avatar of ViciousNature1

    ViciousNature1

    November 19, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Cause ROGAN Says it you think its true?

  36. Avatar of enjoylife321

    enjoylife321

    November 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

    great job for GSp to take this fight, however he looked pretty sore after the fight with the huge bags of ice all over his head.

    If I was George I would be moving down to 125 pound division before I took a fight with Anderson….Andersons striking is on a complete different level to george. Anderson would love to take this fight, easy pay day….

  37. Avatar of mindkontrolle

    mindkontrolle

    November 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

    onemoreround…. you’re a bit of a fag…

  38. Avatar of whitemare

    whitemare

    November 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The UFC is bullshit now all dana wants is big fights and big money he does not give a shit about the fighters it is disgusting. Like there are so many contenders in both divisions and alls he want is the big money PPVs Guys like hendricks who win 5 in a row and still have to wait for a title shot it is bullshit.

    A Superfight is a very dangerous thing is GSP gets destroyed which he probably will what is gunna happen at 170 he goes back a tainted champion, and maybe hes not the same after and looses again. Dana has no respect for these guys, he doesn’t care whats at risk for them he just sees $$$ thats it

  39. Avatar of OscarJoseGuerrero

    OscarJoseGuerrero

    November 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I have to disagreeHendricks is the full package great standup and power. And one hell of a wrestler arguably the best wrestler in the ufc. I think Hendricks and GSP makes a lot of sense right now. We saw a few holes in GSP’s game. Mainly a few things in his stand up. Hendricks can avoid being taken down and KO gsp. Diaz vs Hendricks doesn’t make sense or sound appealing. NOW if rory gets passed BJ in December THEN I would like to see those 2 fight that would be amazing.

  40. Avatar of JTalbain

    JTalbain

    November 20, 2012 at 5:11 am

    It’s GSP’s choice. Always has been. He turned down the fight with Silva up to this point, and Dana is upping the ante enough to where he’s considering it. If he makes a fight with a legendary champion and loses, but makes $10million in the process, why would that be bad for him? Losses to Anderson Silva are a lot like losses to GSP himself; they almost don’t really count when people consider your record.

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