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 Dan LeBatard of Sports Radio Interviews that a fight pitting the two pound-for-pound greats against one another could still come to fruition.
“People ask me that all the time,” White told LeBatard, transcribed by MMAFighting.com. “This is what I believe. I believe my job is to put on fights that people want to see. I keep hearing that and enough people want to see it. I guess I’m gonna have to do it.”
White went on to note that while the fans may want to see the fight, the bout doesn’t make sense to him.
“The fight doesn’t really make all that much sense to me,” White said. “Because Georges St. Pierre is a true 170 pounder. Anderson Silva at 185 has moved up to 205 and done very well at that weight. I see him moving up, not moving down… I do like Anderson Silva at 205 pounds. That’s a natural weight for him.”
Despite White’s hesitation, 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.