UFC fans were hoping after Georges St-Pierre’s win over Thiago Alves at UFC 100 that a superfight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva would become a reality. In the past, Dana White had said that as long as St-Pierre cleaned out his division it would “probably” be signed, but he seemed to backtrack at the UFC 100 post-fight press conference. Now, it seems highly unlikely that bout will ever take place.
“I think he’s too big for Georges,” White recently explained. “Forrest Griffin is huge and at the [UFC 101] weigh-ins, when we squared them off, he was as big as Forrest at 205lbs.”
St-Pierre has admitted that he walks around at 190 lbs, while Silva walks around at 220 lbs. That means at the time of a potential fight, Silva would be anywhere from 20-30lbs. heavier than the welterweight champion.
The winner of the Martin Kampmann vs. Mike Swick fight at UFC 103 will be deemed the #1 contender to GSP’s UFC welterweight title, but they will most likely have to wait until at least February to get a title fight due to a groin injury St-Pierre suffered in his win over Alves.