One of the saddest things to come in the wake of UFC 112 was the apparent indefinite postponement of a tantalizingly close superfight between UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champions Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva, respectively. So close was the fight that the UFC’s color-commentary team made mention of the bout several times and even went so far as to declare that if Silva were to beat his opponent, Demian Maia, that he would be fighting St. Pierre at welterweight. Beat Maia he did, but Silva’s off-the-wall performance so angered UFC President Dana White that he told press that the bout was unlikely to ever happen. Luckily for MMA fans, White recently told MMAJunkie that a fight pitting the two pound-for-pound greats against one another could still come to fruition.
“And, at the end of the day, we’re in the business of making fights that people want to see,” said White. “For instance, right now, I am getting terrorized – and I’m shocked that people keep doing it – to put on Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre. It starts to get to the point where I’m like, ‘I guess if everybody wants to see this fight, maybe we make this fight. We do it as a superfight.’ I don’t know. These guys still have a few fights to go before that could happen.”
Although this is hardly an official announcement, it is promising to see that the fight is on White’s radar and that he is open to the idea of promoting it. A fight between St. Pierre and Silva would be a huge draw and is an incredibly interesting prospect; widely considered to be two of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, watching the two fight would be exhilarating for MMA fans and has the potential to be one of the most important fights in MMA history.