A fight MMA fans have been clamoring for the past few years is a super fight between two of the sport’s most dominant champions: Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.
The stumbling block, besides the queue of challengers lining up to face both men is the fact that they compete in different weight classes — St-Pierre at 170 and Silva at 185. It would almost make more sense to have “The Spider” face 205-pound champ Jon Jones since they walk around at a closer weight and Silva has fought and won at light heavyweight, but “Bones” has stated that he has no interest in the fight.
One of the biggest proponents of a GSP-Silva pairing (which St-Pierre says he’s all for in the next 12 months) is UFC president Dana White, who stated this week that he would love to do the fight in St-Pierre’s home country,which would guarantee a sellout even if it was the only bout on the card.
“I want to put on big fights. I want to put on fights the fans want to see. I know how big that fight is. Imagine if we did Anderson Silva versus Georges St-Pierre anywhere in Canada, how big that fight would be. Believe me, I’d love to do it. We’ll see what happens,” he told MMAWeekly. “Obviously it’s a fight that people have been talking about for a long time. So like Georges said, first of all, he has to get healthy. Then he’s got to fight [Carlos] Condit. Anderson is fighting Chael [Sonnen], and then we’ll see where we go from there. I know that Anderson couldn’t make 170 [pounds], so it would depend on Georges moving up or those guys meet at a catchweight or something like that.”
Don’t tease us Dana. Set a date and stick with it, like a marriage pact between aging friends. Tell them, “If you’re both champs on *insert date here*, you’re going to walk down the aisle to the Octagon together and things are going to rapidly go downhill between the two of you from there.” You have three Canadian dates penciled in this year, so it’s totaly doable.
I know you read the site Dana, even if it’s just to further build a case against us, but regardless of your MO, please make this the best New Year’s Eve event in the history of MMA.
Signed, your friends at CagePotato.
p.s. We never heard back from you if you enjoyed the Mrs. Fields brownie basket we sent you. We’re guessing you did even though you still won’t return our calls. We’re not mad, though. At least we’ll always have Boston.