Dana White Shoots Down Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Rumor

The hot rumor currently making the rounds is that Georges St-Pierre is going to return at UFC 206 in Toronto to fight none other than fellow former UFC champion Anderson Silva.

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.

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.”

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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.

Anderson Silva vs Georges St-Pierre 478x270The rumors have been renewed with Silva struggling to find his footing once again in the Octagon, and St-Pierre claiming he wants to make a comeback following a three-year absence.

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…

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