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St-Pierre vs. Shields, Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Possible for UFC 129 in Toronto

Georges St-PierreMinutes after retaining the welterweight title with a dominant win over Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in Montreal, champ Georges St-Pierre asked for a spot on UFC 129, the UFC’s Toronto debut on April 30, where he’ll likely face top-contender Jake Shields.

“I would love [to fight at UFC 131], but it depends on the boss. If the boss wants it, I’m in, but it’s up to the UFC,” St-Pierre said at the post-fight press conference. “I think I’m healthy. I’ve seen the doctor and I have some little bruises, but I think I can go back to training in 2 or 3 days.”

Though UFC President Dana White said it was too early to talk about the matchup, it would be no surprise for St-Pierre to headline another event in his home country, particularly one that is expected to draw a massive record-setting crowd.

A heavyweight title fight between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos could also land on the UFC 129 pay-per-view, but White told MMAjunkie the promotion is waiting on other fights, like Janauary’s UFC 125, before setting the UFC 129 fight card.

UPDATE: The UFC’s Toronto debut on April 30 was expected to be UFC 131, but will instead be UFC 129

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