UFC President Dana White has recently announced that Georges St. Pierre will defend his title at UFC 100.
The announcement came as part of an interview White conducted with the Canadian radio network CKAC Sports.
White also confirmed that the event will be taking place in Las Vegas but wouldn’t go so far as indicating St. Pierre’s opponent.
St. Pierre is coming off of a controversial victory over current lightweight champion B.J. Penn in which he was accused of gaining an illegal advantage over Penn by applying grease to his body during the fight. An investigation into the matter is pending, but B.J. Penn has already asked for and accepted a proposal by Georges St. Pierre’s camp to fight again.
It’s unlikely that the UFC would match the two up again so soon due to the ease in which St. Pierre dispatched of Penn, but it would be a huge PPV draw and may be a possibility.
It is more likely that St. Pierre will be pitted against number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves. Alves has defeated a number of top contenders to earn a title shot and is a formidable opponent.
There is also the matter of the UFC’s stalled light and welterweight divisions. The fight between Penn and St. Pierre has held thier respective divisions in gridlock since late last year; holding up two well deserving challengers in Alves and Kenny Florian.
Insiders have informed Fightline.com that a match-up between St. Pierre and Penn is an near certainty, but that fights within their own division is a higher priority at this time.