Earlier this week, former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre reportedly stated that he was uninterested in a super fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson at this time.
But in that statement, he did say however, he would possibly return to the octagon later on this year.
Well, if that is indeed the direction GSP decides to go, UFC President Dana White might just an estimate of when we’ll see the Canadian superstar again.
“Toronto makes sense,” White said Tuesday after the Contender Series. “Toronto wouldn’t be bad.
And he is right, Toronto Canada has been more than kind to St.Pierre over the years, as a matter of fact, whenever GSP has fought in Toronto, it’s been front of a sold out crowd, as evidenced by the 55,724 fans who filed into the Rogers Centre in 2011 to witness their Canadian hero take on Jake Shields at UFC 129.
It’s not by coincidence that Dana White specifically named Toronto the place that St.Pierre could make his triumphant return.
The main reason being that the city will host UFC 231 on Dec 8th.
St.Pierre expressed while a guest on Submission Radio, that we could definitely see himself potentially returning at either UFC 230 in MSG in November, or UFC 231, in which Dana White implied.
“November? Yeah,” GSP said. “There’s also Toronto in December. The thing is, what excites me is what can I have to improve my legacy? What can I do to improve my legacy? That’s number one. And also the money. But legacy number one, the money is there.”
GSP also teased the possibility of facing the winner of Nurmagomedov-McGregor in the future eventually.
White was adamant at one point about GSP returning to the octagon this year, then he suddenly realized it would not be a good idea, at least not right now.
“Yeah, that’s probably not gonna happen,” White said. “He gave up the 170-pound division, he gave up the 185-pound belt. You know what I mean? It’s like, pick a division.”
When do you believe Georges St-Pierre will return to the UFC?