UFC president Dana White, however, met the rumor head-on in a recent interview, swiftly shooting it down.
UFC welterweight Patrick Cote, a longtime friend of St-Pierre’s, fanned the flames of a St-Pierre vs. Silva fight by tweeting, “Rumor GSP vs Silva UFC206” on Friday.
Rumor GSP vs Silva UFC206. .. this is just 7 years to late …. #MayweatherVsPAC
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) October 7, 2016
His tweet was followed by an Instagram post from the Silva side of the equation. The legendary fighter’s son posted a photo of his father alongside St-Pierre, adding the caption, “Christmas month should be exciting.”
It’s not the first time that rumors of a fight have swirled around St-Pierre and Silva. In fact, such rumors began several years ago when both were at the top of their respective careers.
White, however, has consistently stated that he doesn’t believe St-Pierre wants to get back in the cage. Whether his resistance to St-Pierre’s public statements is a negotiating tactic or not is unclear, but he is adamant that St-Pierre vs. Silva is not happening at UFC 206.
“(Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva at UFC 206), that’s not true. That’s so not true,” White said in a recent interview on BT Sport. “I’m telling you again, I don’t think GSP wants to fight.
“GSP wasn’t crazy about fighting when he was fighting. He likes to keep his name out there like he might be coming back, but at the end of the day, I don’t think he wants it.”
Dana White talked about making a Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva fight several years ago…