We're two months away from UFC 206, and there is still no main event for the card.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the UFC light heavyweight belt will be on the line at UFC 206, as champion Daniel Cormier will attempt the second defense of his title against Anthony Johnson. Many automatically assumed that this rematch would serve as the main event for the Canadian card, but that's not official. At least not yet.
Although Cormier vs. Johnson 2 is a very important fight between two of the best light heavyweights on the UFC roster, and has the cache to headline a pay-per-view card, the promotion has left a TBA vs. TBA slot for the main event.
It would require a super fight or someone very special to main event UFC 206 over Cormier vs. Johnson 2. Considering that this fight card is in Toronto, Canada, it only makes sense to have the face of Canadian MMA, Georges St-Pierre, make his long-awaited return at the Air Canada Centre.
The 35-year-old fighter has made it known that he wants to fight again, and on Aug. 10, St-Pierre enrolled in USADA's drug-testing program that's required to compete today in the UFC. St-Pierre is required to undergo four months of drug testing before he can fight; UFC 206 takes place on Dec. 10 exactly four months after he began testing. How convenient.
"It may be a coincidence, maybe not. We will see," St-Pierre told a group of reporters at a news conference to promote the 2017 World Championships of Gymnastics in Montreal.
But still, St-Pierre is only half of the equation, as he also needs a dance partner.
In his comeback talks, St-Pierre has shown interest in possible fights with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Both of those fighters are scheduled to defend their belts this year.
Woodley fights Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in November, making a match up with St-Pierre unlikely. And Bisping will attempt his first title defense tomorrow, October 8, when he faces off against Dan Henderson at UFC 204.
"If GSP wants it in Toronto in December, I'm good," Bisping told Champions along with a group of reporters following his UFC 204 open workout in Manchester, England. "GSP keeps talking, you know, time to do some walking pal. He called me out, so I'll happily knockout Dan Henderson, have a beer with a few of you guys, and then get straight back in the gym."
It seems St-Pierre and Bisping are down for Toronto in December, leaving it up to the UFC to book the fight. However, it's not as simple as it sounds, as there are have been rumors of contract disputes between St-Pierre and the UFC.
"There are a lot of things going on right now," St-Pierre said at the at the World Championships of Gymnastics news conference. "I can not say too much, but I promise you that you will probably have news next week. There are many things that brew, a little delicate things we can not talk now because it's happening."