Carlos Condit expects to hear plenty of booing when he walks to the Octagon next month to face Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154.

Along with being one of the most popular fighters in all of MMA, GSP will be returning to action for the first time in well over a year – and in his hometown of Montreal, no less.

Fighting in front of Georges St-Pierre’s hometown might throw a lot of guys off, but mentally, I’m going to be strong and be able to put that aside and do what I need to do. I’m on the preface of achieving my life goal.

Condit (28-5) earned the interim UFC welterweight title when he defeated Nick Diaz. “The Natural Born Killer” decided to remain on the sidelines until St-Pierre (22-2) healed up enough for a return to the Octagon. The winner will leave the Bell Centre with the unified UFC welterweight crown.

St-Pierre has not competed since defeating Jake Shields in 2011.

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