After Georges St. Pierre turned in another dominating performance on Saturday night, the monumental rematch with UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn is no longer a question of if, its a question of when and where. Early rumblings had it on the New Year’s eve card, which has traditionally been held in Las Vegas. However, last week, rumors of the UFC holding another event in Montreal before year’s end started to spread, and of course, speculation that GSP vs. BJ Penn II would headline such an event quickly followed.
However, according to Dana White, it doesn’t appear as if that is going to work out. In a report from The Canadian Press, White stated the fight will “probably not” take place in Montreal.
So where then? While there’s been no official word yet, speculation is heavily shifting back to the New Year’s Eve card, which will presumably be UFC 92. And yes, it will be for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
If that’s where the mega fight ends up, UFC 92 may easily be the UFC’s most stacked card of the year. Unless its moved, and there have been rumors, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is expected to put his UFC Heavyweight Championship on the line against Frank Mir. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua recently stated that he will be facing former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in a rematch that is sure to get hardcore fans in a frenzy. Oh, and don’t forget ‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva has been informed by UFC brass to get ready to fight in December. So yes, if this card comes together, December 27 is going to be the biggest night of the year for the UFC.