UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was looking for challengers to his reign atop the 170-pound division.

Now, after missing a year due to knee injuries, the division has become loaded with worthy challengers to “Rush.”

First, GSP will face Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in November in a unification bout. After that, it could be a super-fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, or the likes of Johny Hendricks, Martin Kampmann or maybe even a returning Nick Diaz.

“It’s like there’s a lot of new challenges and I’m very happy to be back,” said GSP, in an interview with MMAWeekly.com. “It’s like a new thing; it’s actually pretty cool. I feel a lot more motivation right now. It’s exciting.”

St-Pierre last fought in April of 2011, defeating Jake Shields. He was set to meet Nick Diaz, but that fight was canceled twice.

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