Though all parties involved have remained mostly tepid to the prospect, MMA fans have been clamoring non-stop for a superfight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. The idea has apparently growing on UFC President Dana White as the outspoken figurehead recently told fans at the UFC Fan Expo held in Boston over the weekend that he is open to putting on the fight but that each champion has business to handle in their respective divisions first.
“They’ve got a couple of guys they’ve got to beat before we make that fight, but I’m not opposed to making it,” said White.
White elaborated on that statement and pointed specifically to each fighter having at least two more fights to go before meeting each other.
“Well, Georges St-Pierre is a coach on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,'” White said. “He’s got to fight (Josh) Koscheck. Then, Jake Shields is here now, so he’s got a couple guys before he cleans out the division. We’re going to re-do Chael Sonnen-Anderson Silva. That rematch is going to happen, and Vitor Belfort is still in the mix.”
Silva and St. Pierre are both widely considered to be the two best fighters on the planet, and a fight between the two would provide a clear answer as to which one is better than the other. But if you ask White, he’ll tell you that an answer already exists.
“Anderson Silva hasn’t lost a fight since 2006,” said White. “Not only has he annihilated the 185-pound division, he also moved up a weight class and beat people there, too. There’s no better fighter in the world than Anderson Silva right now. Listen, Georges St-Pierre is awesome. He’s cute and everything else, I know. Anderson Silva is the man right now. There’s just no denying it. They guy has done too much. Just think about this – to go undefeated in the UFC since 2006 is crazy.”