"We haven't talked about [fighting Silva] much lately because we are always talking about Condit. We don't want to disrespect Condit. We underestimated Matt Serra before while thinking about other fights and we learned our lesson then. Anderson, yes, I think it's a good fight, but we consider Carlos Condit to be the biggest challenge Georges has ever faced." -Firas Zahabi via UFC
Famed trainer and Tristar gym leader Firas Zahabi will not allow his prized fighter, UFC welterweight Georges St. Pierre, to fall into the same trap twice. Zahabi was in St. Pierre's corner when he suffered the only knockout defeat of his career, a first round KO at the hands of Matt Serra at UFC 69 back in 2007.
With St. Pierre enduring an 18-month layoff due to knee surgery, the two have plenty to work on in preparation for dangerous UFC interim champ Carlos Condit.
Condit (28-5), is riding a four fight winning streak since a razor thin decision loss to Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut. He's gone on to defeat Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and Kim Dong-Hyun and Nick Diaz in succession, earning the UFC welterweight interim title and a shot at MMA legend Georges St. Pierre.
The two will square off on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154 in St. Pierre's hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.