Bad news, fight fans.
Despite plenty of speculation to the contrary, Georges St-Pierre will not be competing at UFC 206 in Toronto. UFC President Dana White shut down any surviving hope of a GSP comeback in the Ontario capital in a recent interview with FS1’s Jay and Dan.
“GSPs’ not fighting in Toronto,” White told the show’s two hosts. “I don’t think he does [fight again]. There’s a certain mentality you have to have to be a fighter, and Georges St-Pierre hasn’t had that mentality for a long time. And sometimes that’s not a bad thing. Listen, the guy went out on top. How many athletes really go out on top? Go out the way you want to go out? The guy made a lot of money and when you take – this isn’t a sport you take a three-year layoff from.”
This statement from White, of course, is contrary to GSP’s recent claims that he’s ready to return to the Octagon – be it for a middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping, or for a fight in his former welterweight home. It also puts to bed any speculation that we might finally get a fight between GSP and middleweight great Anderson Silva.
St-Pierre has not been since in the Octagon a razor-close 2013 title fight with Johny Hendricks. Suddenly, it’s looking like he may never step foot in the Octagon again.
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