In the next few weeks, we should know who will be headlining the UFC 205 card as it is coming from Madison Square Garden in New York City. This is the first time that the UFC will have an event in New York. This comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized and regulated the Mixed Martial Art(MMA) in New York. The event is going to occur on November 12th and as of this writing, it is unknown as to any of the matches or who is going to be headlining the historic event. However, we are hearing rumblings of who may be headlining the event.
According to smackhisface.com, through sources close to UFC they are going to be announcing George St. Pierre vs. Conor McGregor as the match to headline UFC 205. Conor Mcgregor is coming off a razor close decision victory over Nate Diaz one week ago. On the other side, George St. Pierre has not been in the octagon since 2013. It was on December 13,2013 when he would voluntarily vacate the title and would take some time off from MMA. In March of 2014, George St. Pierre would end up announcing through his Twitter account that he had torn his left ACL while training and this would delay his return. He was medically cleared to return on October 17,2014 and has yet to return.
If this is the match that is announced, then it would be the third UFC event that Conor McGregor would be headlining in 2016, the other two that he was the main event was UFC 202 and UFC 196 when he faced Nate Diaz. The last time George St.Pierre headlined a UFC event was UFC 158 when he also fought Nate Diaz. Also, this would make sense to be the main event Madison Square Garden for many reasons, but the biggest reason is the name notoriety.
It was announced a few weeks ago that Dana White was planning on starting to put the UFC card together and said in his interview on Sportscenter that the card would be huge. Conor McGregor and George St. Pierre would surely make the card a must watch. UFC 203 is September 10, as former WWE superstar, CM Punk makes his long-awaited debut in UFC.