It seems that a lot of people would like to see UFC champions Anderson Silva (26-4 MMA, 11-0 UFC) and Georges St-Pierre (20-2 MMA, 14-2 UFC) meet in the octagon. UFC president Dana White recently said that if enough people want that to be a reality, it is his job to try and make it happen.
UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is one of those people that is anxious to see the bout. He said: “I want to see that fight. That’s probably the one fight I really want to see the most.”
White initially has spoken against this match because of the huge size difference between Silva and St-Pierre, but has recently softened his position. He said: “They’ve got a couple of guys they’ve got to beat before we make that fight, but I’m not opposed to making it.”
This can’t actually happen until Silva faces Vitor Belfort in February and St-Pierre goes up against The Ultimate Fighter 12 coach Josh Koscheck in December.
Fertitta thinks that if they win both of those match-ups, the fight is inevitable. He continues: “‘GSP’ has to get past Koscheck; Anderson Silva has to get past Vitor Belfort. If that happens, there’s a really good likelihood that we could see that fight – probably some time next summer. … If these guys keep winning their fights, I think it will definitely happen. One of the things we wanted to do was allow both of these guys to continue to get through their divisions – meaning there were a lot of contenders that deserved title shots. Because they’re in different weightclasses, we wanted to let that all play out before we put those two guys together. But I mean we’re getting to a point where they’ve pretty much cleaned out the division. Maybe it’s time to watch them and see what happens.”
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