My god the conspiracy theories that floated around the internet leading up to Georges St. Pierre’s return to the Octagon at UFC 154. My favorite was when GSP dehydrated after the UFC weigh-ins, the liquid in his knee evaporated, thus reinjuring his knee. There was also that one when people claimed that GSP had nightmares about aliens leading up to UFC 154, which played a role on his mental stablity leading up to the fight. There’s a word that we call people that promote these rumors. Unfortunately due to a lax policy on MiddleEasy, we can only refer to them as [expletives]. See, MiddleEasy is for the children. That’s why we replace curse words with complex words in brackets so that the children of tomorrow can use a dictionary every once in a while.
From the moment GSP’s image appeared on the big screen at the Bell Centre just before his walk-out, I knew that I lost roughly 12% of my hearing. I’ve been covering this sport for years and I’ve never heard a crowd that loud — ever. It’s like the people of Montreal unlocked a second larynx and use it exclusively when Georges St. Pierre fights in their home town. When the fight started, we all knew what GSP was going to do — and he did it effectively. Imagine, the relationship gravy has to Thanksgiving turkey. Now in this scenario, Georges St. Pierre represents the gravy and Carlos Condit is the turkey. GSP smothered Condit to the point where he needed to exfoliate after the fight. I’m sure my female readers will understand that. Also, I’m straight. You have to believe me.
It’s impossible to not admit when Carlos Condit caught GSP with that slick headkick in the third round, the tides appeared to be turning in Condit’s favor. Being the god-like athlete GSP is, he managed to regain his composure and rocket back to his feet to almost pull off a Matt Hughes/Frank Trigg fireman carry on Condit.
In the end, Georges St. Pierre is now the UFC, Strikeforce, and WEC champion. He has a thing for collecting linear titles.
Quite frankly, we should see a title contender bout between Johny Hendricks and Nick Diaz. Leave the silly GSP vs. Silva talk for a later time.