Will Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre ever help settle the pound-for-pound debate by squaring off in the cage?
If Anderson Silva has his way, absolutely.
During the most recent episode of Fighting Words with Mike Straka, “The Spider” addressed the issue of a fight with St. Pierre, saying that the bout is too important not to happen.
“Georges St-Pierre is one of the best,” Silva said. “He’s shown that he’s a great athlete, and I really train hard everyday to fight the best. I do believe it’s a superfight, and it’s a fight that must happen someday.”
In addition to indicating that he is less than excited for his upcoming title defense rematch against Yushin Okami, the at-times mercurial champion told Straka that he realizes how much MMA fans are anticipating a fight against St. Pierre and that he is willing to deliver in order to appease them.
“It really is a great superfight,” Silva said. “I’m just happy that I know people are looking forward to watching this. I think this fight will make the fans happy. It’s something they’ve been waiting for, and Georges St-Pierre is one of the best. I’ll be very happy to give this pleasure to all my fans.”
Before “Rush” and “The Spider” can dance, Silva has to defend his title against Okami at UFC: Rio later this summer, while St. Pierre must get past Jake Shields next weekend at UFC 129.