UFC president Dana White has stated – time and time again – that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is the biggest pay-per-view draw the UFC has to offer.
White has placed GSP ahead of Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva and every other star that has graced the Octagon.
Now, after over a year away from competing, St-Pierre finally returns to action next Saturday night vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 154. The two will meet to unify the UFC welterweight titles.
“This is a huge fight,” said White, during a recent conference call. “You look at GSP, he’s been out for over a year, but he is the biggest pay-per-view star in the UFC. Then you’ve got Carlos Condit, who I really believe a lot of people are not giving this kid enough credit.”
White compared the fight to what boxing would do, saying, “when there is a champion the caliber of GSP, normally (in boxing) he would get an easy fight. This is not an easy fight.”
Returning to compete in his hometown of Montreal, many feel only helps enhance the draw of St-Pierre. White said the gate is already over $3 million, adding, “I wouldn’t say this gate sucks. The biggest you can do is $4 million (at the Bell Centre).”