Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
All kinds of rumors have been flying regarding who will be part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s historic 100th pay-per-view event later this year. Now it seems that one of them has been confirmed courtesy of UFC President Dana White, who stated on a recent Montreal radio show that Georges St. Pierre’s upcoming welterweight title defense against Thiago Alves would likely take place at the event:
UFC president Dana White was the guest on a recent Montreal-based radio show on CKAC Sports 730AM to discuss his promotion’s own controversial issues regarding the Quebec Athletic Commission’s new interpretation of its own rules putting UFC 97 in jeopardy. While on the show, the juggernaught kingpin revealed his part of his plan for his promotion as it hits the century mark in numbered events.
“I’m pretty confident that UFC 100 will have Georges St. Pierre on the card,” he told the host of the program on CKAC. “UFC 100 will more than likely have Georges St. Pierre defending his welterweight title.”
He also confirmed that the event would take place in July in the sweltering heat of Las Vegas, the promotion’s home base, and not in the moderate temperatures of Denver, where the UFC was born.
I couldn’t be more excited that this fight is taking place on the UFC’s grandest stage to date. Not only is this going to be a tough test for St. Pierre, but could make for one of the most exciting fights in recent memory. At first glance, one would think that St. Pierre’s wrestling could lead to him grinding out another decision, but Alves’ takedown defense has been fantastic in his last few bouts. On top of that, we all know how GSP likes to go after another fighter’s strengths. A war on the feet anyone?
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