White: GSP-Silva fight possible at catchweight
MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White said a superfight between two of the sports biggest starts – Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre – is possible at a catchweight.
Silva, the middleweight champion, and St. Pierre, the welterweight champion, have long reigned over their respective divisions. Indeed, Silva has defended his title a UFC-record 10 times and is seemingly running out of opponents.
“I think if we do the fight with Silva and Georges St. Pierre, it would be at a catchweight, probably like 178-pounds, something like that,” White said in an interview with X107.5 radio in Las Vegas, as transcribed by MMA Weekly.
“Georges St. Pierre says he does (want the fight). He wants to do it, yeah,” White added.
Silva and St. Pierre are both included in the top three of most pound-for-pound lists, and a mega-fight between the two fighters has long been in the wishlisht of UFC fans.
But White seems to believe that the fight is now possible, especially as Silva’s camp has been hinting that a fight with St. Pierre was the only thing left for the Brazilian champion to accomplish.
Still, talk of a Silva-GSP mega-fight will be for naught if St. Pierre fails to get past interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in their UFC 154 meeting.
“He has got to beat Condit first,” White said. “That’s a tough fight. Georges has been off for over a year, so we’ll see.”
St. Pierre is recovering from a knee injury, while Silva is coming off a second-round knockout of rival Chael Sonnen.
White has previously said that Silva will most likely take the rest of 2012 off in order to heal up and prepare for his 2013 campaign.