UFC 140 Penciled in For Montreal in December; GSP vs. Nick Diaz on Tap?

May 19, 2011
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UFC champ Georges St-Pierre and Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz

UFC champ Georges St-Pierre and Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz

UFC Canada’s director of operations Tom Wright has long said that the promotion’s plans include at least three pay-per-view events per year in Canada. UFC 129 in Toronto was 2011’s first and UFC 131 in Vancouver will be the second.

Wright says that Dec. 10 is penciled in as a date for a return to the Bell Centre in Montreal for what would likely be dubbed UFC 140. He revealed the event in a recent interview with Ringside Report Radio in Montreal.

“We’ll do Vancouver on June 11 and then most likely we’ll be back in Montreal on Dec. 10,” Wright said.

Aside from being the UFC’s third pay-per-view event of the year in Canada, UFC 140 could be Montreal-based welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s third straight title defense on his home turf.

Wright alluded to the possibility that the fight fans have been clambering for since UFC parent company Zuffa acquired Strikeforce, GSP vs. Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz, could headline a return to the Bell Centre.

“Well, I’ve heard about the Nick Diaz-GSP fight, but it is too early (to tell),” Wright said.

St-Pierre last defended his title by besting Jake Shields in the main event of UFC 129 in Toronto. The defense prior to that was in Montreal in December, when GSP busted up Josh Koscheck at UFC 124.


  • Business as usual…

  • ooopageyooo

    who’s this Wright character then lol

  • bajafox

    Another “home field advantage” for GSP? I guess that’s the only way he can sell out a fight…

  • Prodigy815

    What has Nick Diaz done to deserve a title shot?

    • Bonation

      He has beat every welterweight in strikeforce, including a knockout over Paul Daley in what could arguably have been the best round in a fight EVER!

      Oh, and also because there is no one else to face GSP.

    • rob da rippah

      You do realize that there is more than one mma organization, right? lmao. I assume you just watch UFC. And I may just have misjudged you, but I’m also assuming that you started watching mma after you played UFC Undisputed lol

  • BigGuy

    It’s probably the only fighter left that will be exciting against GSP. Although I like GSP, his fights are boring and he doesn’t finish his oponent. I hate Diaz, but at least he will make GSP fight a good fight.

  • factorfake

    After Diaz beats GSP, I’d like to see Diaz vs Penn or Diaz vs Fitch

    • Duxan1

      Diaz beats GSP? Man, you must believe in sci-fi.

  • bajafox

    Either GSP will win by long boring decision or Diaz will find the same button Matt Serra did, either way GSP won’t engage as usual