In the latest Georges St Pierre news, GSP’s knee continues to rehabilitate at it’s expected pace, setting our favorite French Canadian on the path to full on training in July and a return to the cage in November. Which just happens to be when the UFC returns to Montreal! How about that. If another hometown title defense wasn’t cool enough, Georges has an idea on how to make it even cooler:
“If they could do it, I would like to go to maybe Olympic Stadium,” St-Pierre said. “Roberto Duran fought Sugar Ray Leonard there back in the day. I would like to make the same thing happen. It would be history … It would be incredible to do that and it would pump me up even more.”
“It would be a challenge for me to beat the crowd of Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran,” added St-Pierre, who has already been part of a record-setting night when he headlined UFC 129 last April 30, which saw 55,724 packed into the Rogers Centre for the organization’s first-ever stadium show.
Leonard-Duran 1 had 46,317 in attendance, and the Olympic Stadium can hold up to 78,000 people. Yeah … it’s a cavernous beast of a building and would probably be pretty damn drafty by November. But maybe I’m not taking into account that global warming that totally doesn’t exist and hasn’t been responsible for Montreal’s recent balmy falls. Hell, in another decade Prime Minister St Pierre might be able to enjoy Rory MacDonald defending his belt outdoors in February while enjoying some freshly squeezed Canadian orange juice.