Everyone has been shying away from it, but UFC president Dana White put a target to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s return from knee injury.
It wasn’t hard and fast, obviously pending St-Pierre’s recovery, but the planned UFC 154 event in Montreal this November has a GSP bullseye on it.
White said as much when confirming that the UFC is pairing Johny Hendricks with Martin Kampmann. Hendricks vs. Kampmann would don the UFC 154 undercard in support of a Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit main event.
St-Pierre’s rehabilitation, which he has been posting updates about on YouTube and Facebook, has been going well. He recently posted a video of his workout, commenting that he was feeling no pain at all in his knee.
If both fights come together for Montreal, it would become a welterweight blockbuster similar to UFC 146’s heavyweight focus.
The main event would serve to unify St-Pierre’s belt with Condit’s interim championship, while Hendricks vs. Kampmann would likely determine the unified champion’s next contender.
Hendricks bested perennial contender Josh Koscheck in his most recent fight, while Kampmann recently TKO'd Jake Ellenberger.
White fell short of guaranteeing the scenario, but if St-Pierre is healthy, it’s more than likely that it will play out as planned.