In between a historical UFC 205 card with three title fights and a UFC 207 featuring a returning Ronda Rousey in the main event will be UFC 206, with Daniel Cormier defending the light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson.
Cormier, who recently appeared on The Fight Network, talked about how the loss of Georges St. Pierre, who was rumored to compete at UFC 206, will affect the card.
"Financially is a ton because I know what Anthony [Johnson] and I did at UFC 187, numbers wise, and we made some money, but not what we would make if Georges St-Pierre fought,” Cormier said. “So for me it's tough, you know. I'm like, 'I hope that they get this figured out so that the fight can be as big as UFC 200.”
Cormier has competed on major MMA cards such as UFC 200, so being sandwiched in between two big cards means that UFC 206 could be lost in the shuffle, something Cormier does not want to happen.
“I fought on [UFC] 200, so I know what a big pay-per-view looks like in term of revenue, pay-per-view revenue,” Cormier said. “So I'm hoping that it gets worked out because [UFC] 205 is going to be massive, [UFC] 207 is going to be massive, with Georges St-Pierre in the middle the UFC can have three big shows back-to-back at the end of the year. I don’t know if we have done that in a really long time. I just don't want to be at UFC 206 and kind of just get lost in the middle of [UFC] 205 and [UFC] 207, and then people are like, ‘You know what, I'm going to save my money for the Ronda [Rousey] fight’. It kind of happened at UFC 198 and [UFC] 199 where those guys struggled a little bit because people were like, ‘I'm going to [wait] to get 200, and I'm going to spend my money there’. I hope it gets worked out because financially it's a big difference."
UFC 206 will be taking place on Saturday, December 10th from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.