During a Q&A session before Friday’s UFC 106 weigh-ins, White revealed that the matchup would likely take place in February,which includes UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas as well as UFC 110. Then, in an appearance on MMAjunkie Radio, White said that the fight wouldn’t take place UFC 109, which is scheduled to be headlined by middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belort, leaving UFC 110 as the likely card.
Wanderlei Silva had been expected to make his middleweight debut against Yoshihiro Akiyama in the UFC 110 headliner, but White indicated on Friday that the promotion was “moving things around” and that the bout may not take place on the card.
St-Pierre (19-2) is currently riding a six-fight winning streak that includes title defenses over BJ Penn and Thiago Alves in 2009, but has been sidelined since July due to a groin injury suffered in his unanimous decision win over Alves at UFC 100.
Hardy (23-6) earned a shot at St-Pierre earlier this month with a unanimous decision win over Mike Swick at UFC 105, his seventh-straight win and fourth-straight inside the Octagon.