UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon for the first time in well over a year when he takes on Carlos Condit at UFC 154.

St-Pierre was forced out of a pair of fights with a knee injury, the second of which placed him under the operating table.

In the meantime, fighters such as Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann have made impacts in the division. In fact, the two will meet on the same night, likely to crown a No. 1 contender.

So, why talk of a potential super-fight between GSP and Anderson Silva continues to gain steam, St-Pierre isn’t ignoring his current opponent.

“It’s terrible,” said St-Pierre, in a recent interview with MMA Weekly. “I hate that, but I’m not focusing on that. I’m not speculating. I’m thinking about Condit right now.”

St-Pierre gave credit to the rest of the division, adding, “I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now.”

GSP and Silva have been talked about for several years, but nothing has come from it. St-Pierre faced another fellow UFC champion previously in his career when he defeated lightweight champ BJ Penn.

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