While Michael Bisping was busy defending his middleweight title against Dan Henderson at UFC 204, another UFC rumor began to circulate when supposed news of a Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva bout at UFC 206 surfaced online. Some sources had even Tweeted about the match making the announcement seem more believable than it already was.
— UnderBridge MMA (@UnderBridgeMMA) October 7, 2016
Though despite being a fight that UFC fans have been clamoring for since the beginning of time, the fight promotion company’s president Dana White recently emphasized that such a fight will never take place. And he made sure that everyone knew about it, making sure his message was heard in an interview with Dan Hardy.
Dana White denies Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva match
“It’s not true, it’s so not true,” shared White. “And I know everyone keeps talking about… GSP isn’t even close. I’m telling you again, I don’t think GSP wants to fight. I keep saying this, you guys know fighters as much as I know fighters. Do you think GSP wants to fight? GSP wasn’t crazy about fighting when he was fighting! Now three years later, he’s dying to fight? He’s not, I don’t think he is. That fight is definitely not going to happen. I don’t think that GSP ever returns.”
But UFC fans may know that the UFC president has, on occasion, told a white lie just to mislead followers and the media regarding a big story. Which is why an Instagram post by Anderson Silva’s son, seemed to have a more convincing update about the supposed Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva match.
Did Anderson Silva son just announce Silva vs GSP in December? pic.twitter.com/MfOG37pkKU
— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 9, 2016
Add this to the fact that GSP has already gained approval from the USADA, and has also made it clear that he is vehement on finding his way back to the Octagon, against a fighter that will make UFC history.
“I’m 35 years old. I want to choose the best fight, the most exciting fight and the fight that elevates me that will make people remember me forever,” shared the former welterweight champ with UPROXX. “The guys I need to fight for that, I need to take into consideration.”
Regardless, UFC fans are definitely itching for December (and hopefully a Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva match) to finally come.
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