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Dana White Says UFC Is ‘Pretty Close’ to Booking Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre

We still don’t know if we’ll get a super fight between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva one day, but at least it seems that UFC President Dana White is on our side with this thing. “I think we’re pretty close,” White told Ariel Helwani on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight. “I mean if Georges St. Pierre beats [Carlos] Condit, that could be the next fight.”

In other words, St. Pierre vs. Condit isn’t “meaningless” after all. And if GSP vs. Anderson does happen, White told Helwani that it would likely be held at a 180-pound catch weight.

“At one point it sounded like Anderson wanted to go to 170 and take Georges’ welterweight title,” White said. “That was what he was talking at one point. Then it was 180 as a catchweight, because Georges doesn’t want to go to 185, he’s going to stay at ’70. He said if ‘I had to make the move to go to ’85, I’d have to stay at ’85.’ We figured that a 180-pound catchweight makes sense.”

Sounds good to us, and Silva has seemed to do everything he could to signal that he wants that fight (from insulting the entire middleweight division to expressing a willingness to drop down in weight) but there’s a lot standing in the way of that dream match-up from happening. First of all, Condit could beat St. Pierre in November.

Speaking of that, Condit had better make sure he plans to finish St. Pierre, because he can’t like the odds of winning a decision against one of the promotion’s biggest stars when it would mean possibly spoiling one of the biggest fights in MMA history. [Ed. note: The MMA conspiracy theory threat level has now been raised to "elevated."] Also, Silva or St. Pierre could get injured, be on the shelf, forcing the other to fight in the meantime, opening up all sorts of other possibilities at that point.

Furthermore, we are not yet as sure that St. Pierre wants the fight with Silva. He’s not saying much about it lately, more than likely because he’s got a title fight with Condit coming up. His head coach Firas Zihabi has said that St. Pierre has told him he wants the Silva fight, but on the other hand, GSP’s sometimes boxing coach Freddie Roach recently told Fight Hub that he still believes that Silva is “too big,” for Georges.

“[Georges] likes the weight he’s fighting at now, its where he’s at his best and I don’t think this fight’s really going to happen because I think [Silva is] too big for [St. Pierre].”

What do you say, ‘taters? Is the dream of Silva vs. St. Pierre still alive in your dark lil’ hearts or is it time to lower our expectations?

- Elias Cepeda

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fdgfsddx- September 10, 2012 at 7:39 am
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Nippletwist- September 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm
yes i am greg jackson
Mr_Misanthropy- September 6, 2012 at 2:32 am
I would also like to see Chael Sonnen eat his pizzeria out of business and be the first title holder in UFC's new super heavyweight division.
Nippletwist- September 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm
me too ill pay to see chael get fucked up at any weight that guys hilarious
Mr_Misanthropy- September 6, 2012 at 2:30 am
I think Silva should go all the way down to 135 to fight Dominic Cruz. He could stay up for a month straight on bath salt and get sucked up like Christian Bale in The Machinist.
doowm- September 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Like Sonnen said Silva's a bully and hence the reason he's all about fighting St. Pierre and not Jones.


P.S. Jones is a douche and so is nipple twist for hugging his nuts so fuckin tight.
Casa de los pantelones- September 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Nobody wants to see GSP dry hump Silva for 5 rounds. Standing, Silva wins 1000/1000 times. GSP takes him down and does nothing...as usual.
Gabbo30- September 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Yea so i totally dicked up my comment... ahem ahem..
Don't know if anyone has mentioned this ,but is Nippletwist reallyyyy you Greg Jackson..? Go get some fans Bones Jones ! Get some fans!
There better
Gabbo30- September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Don't know if anyone has mentioned this ,but is that reallyyyy you Greg Jackson..? Go get some fans Bones Jones ! Get some fans!
wwhitekimbo- September 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm
this will be the most anticliactic fight with huge packaging and promotion.2 guys very respectful of each other will enter the cage and basically spar for 5 rounds, shake hands, get paid and go home.
Dewdness- September 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm
I hope GSP Beats the hell outta Condit, then shocks the world as he Finishes Anderson in the first rd of their Superfight!
RearNakedSpoon- September 6, 2012 at 1:23 am
Nah, first round finish leaves it open to claims of "he got lucky". Dominate for a couple of rounds and then a finish would make a bigger statement.
Nippletwist- September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm
lol i really wish you didnt know how to reply to me, you respond to every single thing i write on this site. you contradict yourself in like every comment you leave, fucking christ dude give it a rest.
Free Donny G- September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm
seriously...
highkid- September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm
are you guys familiar with not feeding the troll? give it some thought.
ArmFarmer- September 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm
I dont even know how to reply to this nippletwist guy. I cant figure out who hes addressing or what hes even talking about. There is no logic in his posts.. Just lots and lots of words jumbled together incoherently.
Free Donny G- September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm
why do you keep responding to him then?
shatterproof- September 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm
so Andy calls the shots in the ufc now, noted.

RearNakedSpoon- September 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm
“At one point it sounded like Anderson wanted to go to 170 and take Georges’ welterweight title,” White said.
Sooooo why didn't that happen? It makes a lot more sense than 177 and 180 is just silly. For the size advantage a tough weight cut is needed so it is fair.

P.S. Jon Jones is a fag which makes Nippletwist a fag hag, deal with it ;D
highkid- September 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm
what a a lame joke...
Nippletwist- September 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm
if someone else didn't bring him up before me on this one i wouldnt even have mentioned him. and if you didn't insist on lurking on all my comments and responding to every single thing i say then half of these discussions wouldn't even be happening. im not going to not respond to you when you address me, i dont know why you havent figured that out yet, youre really causing this to be bigger than it needs to be. i know this websites comments section is a huge deal to you and you take it way too seriously, but i dont really give a shit, i can share my opinion just like anyone else can. you dont determine what is good or not good for the comments section. clearly not everyone is tired of hearing from me, as other people have agreed with me, or shared the same sentiments as me, most of the responses i get just encourage me to comment more, ill really give you honest advice, if you want me to go away how about losing your obsession with me. i wouldnt be commenting half as much as i do now if you didnt keep responding to every one of my comments.
Buster Hyman- September 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm
and i thought xeno was bad, now i miss that psycho ranting crazy mother fucker. beats the hell out of this whiney little troll slut. nipple go to bangkok and pull a david carradine already for fucks sake.
Gobbleston- September 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm
@Arm
Psh, you mean ruining-AWESOME.. wait, that's not a thing. Seriously though, it's not really that hard to ignore. Just assume everybody gets an automatic thumbs up to counter his automatic thumbs down.
ArmFarmer- September 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm
http://www.cagepotato.com/wanderlei-silvas-father-killed-in-car-accident-in-brazil/#comments
ArmFarmer- September 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm
They both said that they don't want to fight eachother because they don't want to put their legacies in danger. That equates to being afraid of losing to each other.. so it's not a dumb thing to say. nippletwist you talked about jones and chael in an article about wandy's father's untimely death. Without anyone else having mentioned them, you came up with some way to bring them up. It's not something you can deny, anyone can go back and look. You have an unhealthy obsession and everyone is tired of hearing from you. You are single handedly ruining the cagepotato comments section.
Nippletwist- September 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm
i think jones and anderson should fight, thats not even what i was talking about dude, do you even read my comments? saying jon jones is afraid to fight in his weight class is dumb, thats what i was talking about. he fought four times in his weight class last year, more than the other champions, against tougher competition than other champions, and dominated, why the fuck would he be scared, god youre retarded.
Gobbleston- September 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Psh, you mean ruining-AWESOME.. wait, that's not a thing. Seriously though, it's not really that hard to ignore. Just assume everybody gets an automatic thumbs up to counter his automatic thumbs down.
Nippletwist- September 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm
i actually didnt even get things started in this one, some idiot was saying jones is scared to fight in his division. not sure why, it is a pretty dumb thing to say and jones wasnt even mentioned in this article, but my comment was directed at his, not at the article.

silva vs. gsp sounds cool, i dont give gsp much of a shot. no one can stand with anderson and wrestle fucking him seems to be the only chance gsp would have, but i think anderson is too big for gsp to control him, so im not sure what gsp could really do in this fight.
BaghdadBob- September 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Not gonna happen, chumps.
El Guapo- September 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Now I'm kinda hoping the Natural Born Runner beats GSP by a few laps or so, just to throw a wrench in the SuperHul.. I mean Superfight.
SethF- September 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm
I used to miss old dad, then I started missing MRuss, and now I miss the days when every comments section didn't automatically degrade into a discussion about Jon Jones. *Looks directly at Nippletwist, shakes head in disgust*
The12ozCurls- September 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm
The dude just don't get it brother. Whatchagonnado?
Just like any attention seeking boob, ignore him. He will get bored and go back to the craigslist rants and raves section where the rest of the C.H.U.D. hang out.
Ricardo Guitardo- September 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm
no
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