Will Georges St. Pierre warm to the idea of facing “The Spider” in a super fight? | Brian Townsend/Sherdog.com
UFC President Dana White usually gets what he wants, and he wants a pound-for-pound super fight between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva.
St. Pierre returned from a 19-month layoff to defeat Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Though “Rush” remains at best lukewarm to the idea of meeting Silva, talk immediately turned to a potential showdown featuring St. Pierre and “The Spider,” with White leading the parade.
“It’s the No. 1 best pound-for-pound fighter in the world against the No. 2 best pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” White told Fox Sports. “It’s a big fight. We think people want to see it, and we think the guys want to do it, so we’ll do it. They will fight, and it will probably be in May or around May.”
Can White fulfill his promise?
Other stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week centered on Thiago Silva’s continuing problems away from the cage, settled lawsuits between Alistair Overeem and his former management team, the retirement of UFC veteran Rich Clementi and David “Tank” Abbott’s turn as a novelist.