After months and months of speculation about a return, reports are now indicating that Georges St-Pierre may be seeing action back in the Octagon very soon. Maybe even as soon as December, just in time for UFC 206, which will be happening on his native soil in Toronto, Canada.
In a recent interview with French-Canadian sports network Réseau Des Sports, GSP confirmed that he will be making an announcement regarding his MMA career next week.
“There are a lot of things going on right now,” shared St-Pierre. “I cannot say too much, but you will probably have news next week.”
During the interview, the former welterweight champion also confirmed that he will be able to return by December, having entered the testing pool for the UFC’s anti-doping partner, the USADA. He had undergone testing in August 10, giving him the required four-month window to compete in Canada.
“It might be a coincidence, but it might not be,” added St-Pierre. “We will see.”
Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva at UFC 206
Another “coincidence” that was seven years in the making is the rumored opponent of St-Pierre, should he see his return at UFC 206- Anderson Silva.
A mega-fight between the two former champions has been in the bucket list of many MMA fans for a really long time and now may be the last chance that a St-Pierre- Silva match can ever happen. Though there are also some fans and critics who think that the fight (should it happen) comes too little, to late.
Rumor GSP vs Silva UFC206. .. this is just 7 years to late …. #MayweatherVsPAC
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) October 7, 2016
Though it could still be a very interesting match, and will definitely bring in old and new fans of the sport.
Should Georges St-Pierre vs Anderson Silva headline UFC 206, it will be set as the co-main event, along with Anthony Johnson’s attempt to grab the belt from light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who had also beaten Anderson Silva at UFC 200.
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