Dana White has stated that he thinks Anderson Silva (33-4) is the greatest pound-for-pound in the world. Then he got startled when someone asked who the No. 2 fighter was in an online chat with fans on ESPN’s SportsNation.
“Nobody ever asked me that, good question,” said White. “I think it would be difficult not to elect Georges St-Pierre.”
This weekend St-Pierre makes his UFC return as he looks to break his own record of six title defenses. Silva said he plans to be cageside at UFC 154, which has caused many to speculate that he will call St-Pierre out. Silva continued his undefeated UFC streak last month, which is now at 16 wins.
Earlier in the week, Dana White said the Silva vs. St-Pierre is being eyed for May at Cowboys Stadium. Both men have denied the fight. Silva said he looks to return in late 2013 and St-Pierre remains focused on defending his championship.
If the UFC goes ahead with a show at Cowboys Stadium, they might need a superfight to fill the 110,000 plus the arena holds. Another name White mentioned about headlining in the stadium would be Jon Jones (17-1). He is slated for an April return.
“When we go to Dallas, I want to take some fights there,” said White. “I think Anderson Silva or Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva or Jon Jones can be perfect for fights to happen at the stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.”