Mark your calendars, Canadian fans. The UFC announced today they will visit the home and native land of welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre three times in the remainder of 2012.

They will start in Calgary on July 21, where Jose Aldo will fight a yet-to-be-named fighter. After that, it's UFC 152 in Toronto Sept. 22, and UFC 154 in Montreal Nov. 17. St. Pierre, who was present at the press conference, announced the Montreal date.

GSP also gave an update on his health, saying he is progressing smoothly and is hoping to be back by November.

"When you get an injury like I have and you're off for a long period of time, the only thing you wish is to get back fast as possible," he said. "I don't know if it will be in the U.S. or Canada, but I wish and I pray that I have a chance to perform in 2012. No matter where it will be, I want to come back and fight in 2012."

St. Pierre is a native of Montreal, and has enjoyed great success when fighting in front of the rabid home crowd Canada can provide. His last two fights were won in Canada, and he exacted revenge on Matt Serra, one of the few men to beat him, in Montreal.

Though he isn't likely to rush his recovery from an ACL tear, he also has plenty of motivation to be ready to go on Nov. 17.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

1998 Fight Between Pete Williams and Mark Coleman To Be Inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame

  • 14 days ago
  • 35 views

UFC today announced that the classic 1998 fight between Pete Williams and Mark Coleman will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Fight Wing.' read news >>

Mike Arrant Replaces Injured Thiago Meller, Faces John Howard at WSOF 31

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

World Series of Fighting announced today that Thiago Meller has withdrawn from his scheduled welterweight contest against John Howard, who will now face Mike Arrant at WSOF 31. read news >>

UFC returns to Vancouver this August

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced today it will stage its second Canadian event of the year at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, August 27. UFC FIGHT NIGHT® will mark the fourth UFC card in Vancouver read news >>

Unbeaten Prospect Phil Hawes Makes Quick Turnaround, Faces Louis Taylor at WSOF 32

  • a day ago
  • 37 views

World Series of Fighting announced today that undefeated prospect Phil Hawes will make a quick turnaround and step back in the decagon cage just six weeks after his promotional debut. read news >>

'The Kick Heard 'Round the World' Williams-Coleman fight headed to UFC Hall in 2016

  • 16 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC announced that the classic 1998 fight between Pete Williams and Mark Coleman will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Fight Wing’ and serve as the final induction of the 2016 class. read news >>

CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall Announced for UFC 203: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 8 days ago
  • 66 views

Former WWE champion CM Punk will make his professional MMA debut in a welterweight bout against New Jersey's Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on Saturday, September 10. The UFC confirmed the fight on Thursday read news >>

UFC and Snapchat announce partnership to produce global ‘Live Stories’

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced a multi-year partnership with Snapchat through which the social media company will cover a selection of events via its ‘Live’ product. Fight fans at UFC events will have the opportunity read news >>

UFC and Snapchat Enter Multi-Year Social Media Partnership

  • 5 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC on Friday announced a multi-year partnership with Snapchat through which the social media company will cover a selection of events via its ‘Live’ product. read news >>

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira Moved to UFC 202, Cowboy Cerrone vs. Rick Story Added to Fight Card

  • 3 days ago
  • 26 views

The UFC announced on Monday that the light heavyweight bout between contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira, originally scheduled for July 23, will now be the UFC 202 co-main event. read news >>

Don Frye to Join 2016 UFC Hall of Fame Class as Pioneer

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC on Saturday announced that two-time UFC tournament champion Don “The Predator” Frye has been named to the 2016 UFC Hall of Fame class as a Pioneer. read news >>