UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre are widely considered to be the number one and two pound-for-pound fighters in the world, though who resides in which spot depends on who you ask. So it is natural then that many fans have been clamoring to see a match up between the two divisional kingpins.
The match up has been discussed by UFC president Dana White several times and he has always indicated support for the idea, citing that the timing must be right for the bout to come to fruition. With both men scheduled to defend their belts soon (Silva against Vitor Belfort this February 5th at UFC 126 for his eighth attempted defense and St. Pierre against Jake Shields this April 30th at UFC 129 for his sixth), that time may be rapidly approaching.
During a private Q&A session with troops at Fort Hood prior to the UFC Fight for the Troops 2 weigh-ins, White addressed the prospect of that fight and revealed that it could be happening this year, provided the two champions successfully defend their belts in their respective upcoming bouts.
“If (Silva) wins that fight on the fifth, then Georges St-Pierre needs to beat Jake Shields in Toronto,” White said. “If that happens… then we’re probably going to do that fight. If they both win, that fight makes all the sense in the world.”
White reiterated however, that a move up to middleweight for St. Pierre would drastically alter the welterweight landscape, as “Rush” would stay at middleweight permanently after putting on the extra pounds.
“Georges St-Pierre said he would move to 185 and stay there, he would stay at that weight and not go back to 170,” White said.
How do you see a super fight between Silva and St. Pierre playing out? Who do you think would win? Discuss below in the comments section.