Originally posted on MMATorch.com on 10-16-2016
Who should George St. Pierre face if he fights at UFC 206 (or soon thereafter)?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch contributor
It’s been roughly three years since we last saw Georges St. Pierre in the Octagon. Back on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167, GSP successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Championship by defeating Johny Hendricks by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47). It was a fight many thought GSP lost, including me.
While it will be fascinating to see how well GSP’s skills have held up after a three-year hiatus, it’s not something I’m all that stoked to see. On a scale of 1-10, my excitement level for a GSP return sits around a 5. I’m not here to downplay GSP’s greatness, but his fights just aren’t that exciting.
As to whom St. Pierre should fight if he returns, my vote is for Anderson Silva. For years the UFC teased a super-fight between the two while they were at the height of their popularity, but nothing ever came to fruition. Should GSP return, this will be the UFC’s last chance to make this fight happen.
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