The Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit
St-Pierre technically never lost his title. He wasn’t beaten to lose it, he vacated it. For all we know, he could still very well be the champion if he had stuck around.
Since his departure, the division has changed quite a bit. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler has assumed the role of champion, and has looked like an animal in the process. He will put his belt on the line for the second time at January 2’s UFC 195 against a former foe of St-Pierre’s in Carlos Condit.
Despite a two-year layoff, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Rush” was given an immediate title shot upon his return, and he undoubtedly deserves one, although a tune up fight may be smarter.
If Condit were to upset Lawler, a rematch between he and St-Pierre would definitely be an exciting bout, as the first one was.
And if Lawler retains his title, the stars could align for an absolutely massive 170-pound showdown. Lawler has looked rejuvenated and has proved himself to be elite fighter over the last few years. Matching him up with a motivated, and hungry St-Pierre could be the key to an MMA fan’s heart.
In the end, would you like to see GSP return, and if so, who should he meet?