Montreal is being targeted as the site of UFC 140 on December 10 according to the UFC’s director of Canadian operations Tom Wright who revealed the news on Ringside Report Radio Wednesday night.
“We’ll do Vancouver on June 11 and then most likely we’ll be back in Montreal on December 10,” Wright said.“We know how important this market is to us and putting on great fights. [Bell Centre's] a great venue, it’s a great fan-base, it’s a great environment. The energy in that building is as good as any building in North America. We’ll always have a soft spot for Montreal.”
Although he said that talk of a proposed title-unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz for the card is premature, Wright didn’t exactly discount the notion.
“Well I’ve heard about the Nick Diaz-GSP fight but it is too early [to tell],” Wright said.
When you look at the current contenders in the UFC, who could they put in at this point against GSP who would have a better chance than Jake Shields or any of the other half dozen fighters who have challenged St-Pierre the past few years?
Time for us to give Dana a call.