During an interview on FuelTV, UFC President Dana White said he would be interested in finally putting together a super fight between Anderson Silva and St-Pierre, provided St-Pierre could defeat Condit in his comeback match. Silva-St-Pierre would likely be at a catch weight of 180 pounds.
Shortly after his second knee injury, St-Pierre had reconstructive surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, which has treated numerous high-profile athletes including NBA forward Blake Griffin and NFL quarterback Tom Brady. A few months later, he filmed a video of his rigorous rehabilitation workouts. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2012/02/01/sp-ufc-stpierre-diaz.html
Condit demonstrates a well-rounded striking game, landing punches and several leg kicks on Diaz. His strategy of darting in and out of Diaz's punching range proves successful, as Condit is able to land more strikes and is awarded the decision.
The UFC confirms that St-Pierre suffered a torn ACL during training and would this time require surgery to repair it. The layoff was expected to be about 10 months.
Now, Diaz will fight Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.
After being dropped as St-Pierre's original opponent, Nick Diaz went into the ring against B.J. Penn and delivered a dominating performance. Afterwards, the volatile Diaz called out St-Pierre during a post-fight interview. UFC president Dana White, with approval from St-Pierre, bumps Condit in favour of Diaz for the title shot.
UFC officials confirm that St-Pierre tweaks his left knee during a training session and has been pulled from his showdown with Condit. The injury is not believed to be serious but the fight is postponed until early 2012.
UFC President Dana White confirms that Stockton, California fighter Nick Diaz will be next in line to face GSP for the title. Diaz was riding a 10-fight win streak, coming off victories over Paul Daley and 'Cyborg' Santos in Strikeforce.