Carlos Condit Says People Were Bored With Georges St-Pierre’s Style

Carlos Condit is set to square off against heavy-handed Strikeforce crossover Tyron Woodley at this weekend’s UFC 171; ‘The natural Born Killer’ stands to get a title shot with a win over ‘The Chosen One’, so the stakes are very high heading in to this Saturday’s stacked event.

It wasn’t too long ago that Condit fought for the welterweight title, the Jackson’s product fought for five rounds against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154 back in 2012. ‘NBK’ stopped by with Fox Sports to discuss the estranged former champion:

“It definitely infuses some new excitement and new opportunities.  Georges is great for the sport, great for the division, but I think after a certain period of time it started being a detriment. People get bored, people get fickle, and he was a great champion, he was a great mixed martial artist, but people were bored with his style.”

St-Pierre’s style was certainly heavily based on strategy as opposed to excitement, but it was effective nonetheless. He went nearly seven years unbeaten at the top of the most talent stacked weight category in the UFC, defending his title a record breaking nine times in a row. Condit continued:

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“Now you’ve got a lot of guys with dynamic styles.  A good number of knockout artists, even these wrestlers they’re putting guys down with strikes,” Condit said.  “Georges did that at one point of his career, but he kind of got past that.  It’s exciting, it’s a really exciting time for the sport and for the division.”

The fight against Woodley at 171 is a very dangerous one for Condit, and has shades of Gustafsson vs. Manuwa about it. A low ranked knockout artist against the number one contender of the division; Gus was able to steamroll ‘Poster Boy’ at Fight Night London, and Condit has already stated he plans on finishing T-Wood.

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With ‘Rush’ no longer leading the pack at welterweight, Saturday’s festivities are sure to bring about a new era at 170 pounds; but how long will it be before St-Pierre can no longer resist the lure of a big money fight? If and when that day comes, he will have a plethora of tough contenders to overcome.