Dana White claims Georges St-Pierre won’t fight Anderson Silva at UFC 206

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The rumours of a Georges St-Pierre return have been going around for months now; he’s entered the USADA testing pool and a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto at the end of the years seems like the perfect place to make a comeback.

Plenty of opponents have been mentioned if he’s to ever make a return.


Current welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley displayed an interest in making his first defence against the Canadian, Michael Bisping has also called him out while a super fight was also discussed.


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Jose Aldo previously claimed that Dana White rejected a fight between GSP and Conor McGregor, after the former welterweight champion apparently demanded $10 million to fight the Irishman.

However, following the UFC 204 event, BT Sport caught up with the UFC president and was asked about a GSP return along with the chances of him competing in a dream match against Anderson Silva.

When asked if a return or a fight with The Spider was possible, White claimed: ‘It’s not true, it’s so not true. 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.

“In some cases that’s not a bad thing. The guy retired, he went out on top. He’s looked at as one of the greatest to ever do it. I think he lost that fire a long time ago for some reason, he’s got his own personal reasons.

“He likes to keep his name out there like he might be coming back and everybody anticipating his return. At the end of the day, I don’t think he wants it.”

White probably won’t give all the details away, we saw a similar situation with Brock Lesnar when he returned for UFC 200 in a surprising fashion, so until GSP rules himself out of a return, anything is genuinely possible.

The organisation will be looking to add some star power to the Toronto event, with Daniel Cormier confirmed to be defending his light heavyweight crowd against Anthony Johnson, and in Canada, stars don’t come bigger than GSP in the world of mixed martial arts.

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