UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit will clash in the UFC 154 main event November 17 in Montreal. St-Pierre and Condit, along with UFC President Dana White, took part in a media conference call this afternoon to discuss the upcoming fight and field questions from reporters.

Some topics of discussion included:

  • UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s expected ringside appearance at UFC 154
  • The importance of having GSP back healthy as it relates to the UFC’s PPV business
  • Condit’s reaction to the potential GSP vs. Silva match-up and Silva’s expected UFC 154 appearance
  • GSP working with Rory MacDonald as he prepares for B.J. Penn
  • What makes GSP such a big Pay-Per-View draw
  • GSP’s reaction to fan criticism
  • Why Condit will NOT be fighting Anderson Silva if he defeats GSP
  • High ticket prices for certain UFC 154 tickets and ticket sales
  • Where Nick Diaz fits in the 170-pound picture when he returns and GSP’s thoughts on Diaz
  • Condit’s coaching situation with Greg Jackson not being involved and GSP’s relationship with Jackson
  • The three location options for GSP vs. Silva
  • GSP’s renewed love for the sport since being sidelined
  • The pressure GSP feels fighting in front of his home crowd and coming in against Condit after such a long layoff

The complete UFC 154 media call is available below:

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