MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Anderson Silva is not giving up on a possible super fight between the former middleweight champion and beleaguered superstar Georges St-Pierre.
“Man, if we were able to pull something like that off, it would be a win-win for everybody, the fans, the UFC,” Silva’s manager Ed Soares said in MMA Junkie.
Both Silva and St-Pierre are currently out of the fight game for very different reasons.
St-Pierre went on indefinite leave following his controversial win over Johny Hendricks, while Silva suffered a gruesome leg injury during his title fight against Chris Weidman.
UFC president Dana White had tried to arrange the bout, but St-Pierre repeatedly declined the fight due to the disparity in weight.
St-Pierre has consistently campaigned as a welterweight, while Silva competed in the middleweight and light heavyweight ranks.
Meanwhile, Silva’s agent Jorge Guimaraes reported that the injured Brazilian is healing gracefully.
“He’s walking around on crutches and raising his leg, and he’s just getting ready to start physical therapy when the doctor allows him,” Guimaraes said. “He’s already moving his toes. I feel that positive vibe on him, and that’s what makes me believe he’s going to come back even stronger.”
Silva broke his shin bone after Weidman successfully blocked a low kick in UFC 168.