Dana White again implies GSP isn’t being proactive enough as UFC in Toronto approaches

By Wade Keller, MMATorch editor

George St. Piette (photo by Wade Keller © MMATorch)

UFC 205 and now UFC 207 are stealing the headlines, but UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ont. is still without a main event, even according to UFC.com. While Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the Light-Heavyweight Title has been announced, not even UFC is pretending that’s the main event. At UFC.com’s UFC 206 page, while Cormier vs. Johnson is listed, it’s the semi-main event. There’s a TBA vs. TBA listed as the UFC 206 main event. So does that mean George St. Pierre’s return will be announced any day now?

Last night on FS1’s “UFC Tonight,” UFC President Dana White continued to question GSP’s desire. “You guys know, when you’re someone who wants to fight, as an example, Cormier called me. Cormier was chomping on the bit while I was working over whether Johnson and Jones would fight,” White said. “I was trying to build a bigger fight. Cormier said, ‘I don’t love it.’ He’s calling me asking me for the fight. That’s the mentality of the fighter. If Ronda says she wants to take the time off, I say take as much as you need. You’ve got to have it here. GSP hasn’t had it here for a long time. I know guys that want to fight. He’s not one of them.”

White, despite the UFC.com fight card graphic, insists Cormier vs. Johnson is the main event. He told Cormier last night: “You’re the main event. There shouldn’t be a TBD above you on this.”

Keller’s Analysis: I guess we’ll wait and see. It’s not like Dana White hasn’t tried to throw our red herrings or throw people off the path or outright denied what’s about to be negotiated or announced. If UFC can close out the year with Conor McGregor and Co. at UFC 205, GSP’s return at UFC 206, and Ronda Rousey’s return at UFC 207, they’ll have the biggest quarter in their history by a wider margin than any other record-setting quarter in their history.

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