April 30th at the 70,000 capacity Skydome. Fuck you Rogers if you think I’m calling it the Rogers Center because you paid someone to put a sign on it.
Today, in recognition of this great Canadian passion, White and UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, made the highly anticipated announcement that the Ultimate Fighting Championship® will host its first-ever event in Ontario as the UFC visits Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The UFC also announced it will host a two-day Fan Expo at the Direct Energy Centre on April 29 and 30, rounding out what promises to be an historic and record-setting event.
Now we have to wait and see if the UFC is going to really pull out all the stops and make Anderson Silva vs GSP happen or if they decide a GSP / Brock duo fighting whoever will do the trick. I hate to be a downer, but thus far it looks like GSP still doesn’t wanna do it:
Sherdog.com: Many people have talked about a fight between you and Anderson Silva. Are you really thinking about moving up in weight, or do you intend to stay in your weight class for a long time?
St. Pierre: I don’t want to move up right now, and I’m going to explain to you why. I have Josh Koscheck and also Jon Fitch, who is coming back. Now there is also Jake Shields. It is pretty clear that if I go up, it’s going to be very hard to come back and get my title again. If one day I go, I want to stay at the top. I’m not going to say I will never do it, because I may do it. Probably, at some point, this will happen, but it’s going to be at the right time. Right now, I also have a training partner [at middleweight], Nate Marquardt, that’s fighting with Yushin Okami [at UFC 122]. He is my friend and training partner, so I think he deserves another chance to fight for the title. I won’t say never, but right now, it’s off of my radar.
Jesus Christ up my baby’s ass with the pope, no one gives a shit about you staying at 185. All we want you to do is come in, ride Anderson Silva for five rounds, and CEMENT YOUR PLACE AS ONE OF THE GREATEST FIGHTERS OF ALL ALL TIME. After that you can go back to forgettable shit at 170 like Jon Fitch rematches and a Jake Shields fight. Don’t be scared, homey.