He reiterated his recent statement on a Canadian radio station that Georges St. Pierre will make his next UFC welterweight title defense when he faces Thiago Alves at UFC 100 in July. He added that the Ultimate Fighter 9 showdown between U.S. coach Dan Henderson and U.K. coach Michael Bisping would also take place at UFC 100.
White also confirmed that Wanderlei Silva would fight on the promotion’s inaugural trip to Germany this summer (UFC 99), although he stopped short of announcing Silva’s opponent. MMAWeekly.com exclusively confirmed earlier this week that Silva and Rich Franklin have agreed to meet at a catch weight in Germany.
He indicated that there is also the possibility of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, and B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian, could grace the German fight card as well, though neither of those options sounded definitive.
Besides other fights – including the possibility that Lyoto Machida could get a title shot this summer – White also discussed the UFC’s expansion plans, the recent debacle in Canada, and more.