Even though Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for the LW championship has been announced for UFC 206, a quick glance at the official page for the event still lists the main event as “To Be Announced”. As it stands right now Cormier vs. Johnson is only the co-main event, meaning a big time fight is still to be made.
UFC 206 is being held in Toronto, the one-time holder of the UFC attendance record. Georges St. Pierre defended his WW championship vs Jake Shields at UFC 129 in front of 55,000 people at Rogers Centre. This has led to speculation that the yet to be named main event will involve GSP’s return.
Dana White has continuously denied that GSP will ever be back, frequently stating that he does not believe Georges wants to fight. Many believe this is part of Dana’s negotiating strategy, as all indications are that he is preparing to return.
Whether Georges is involved or not, here are six wild predictions for UFC 206…
6. Georges St. Pierre defeats Anderson Silva
Despite Dana White’s denials, there continue to be rumours that negotiations are underway for the long-awaited Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre fight to take place at UFC 206 in Toronto.
When questioned recently about the possibility of the fight taking place, Dana White again insisted that he does not feel Georges wants to fight. Some are saying that Georges is asking the UFC for too much money, with Michael Bisping even saying he is “pricing himself out”.
We do know that GSP has entered the USADA drug testing pool, and did so just in time to get cleared for UFC 206. That certainly makes it seem as though he is getting ready to make a return.
With Anderson Silva in his early 40s, and GSP not having fought in years, this wouldn’t be the epic super-fight MMA fans wanted for years, but if we don’t get this fight soon we probably won’t ever get it at all.
If it happens, look for Georges to utilize his wrestling (as per usual), and earn a decision victory (also per usual).