UFC President Dana White has called it a legacy fight.
Most fans call it a dream match-up.
Just about everybody is anticipating that at some point in 2011 we will see UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defend his belt against current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
The fight is next on deck if St-Pierre is able to get past Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30. While the former Strikeforce middleweight champion will have a big say in if the fight ever actually materializes that doesn’t mean people aren’t already anticipating the potential megafight.
BetUS.com and other sportsbooks have already listed the fight among their futures betting odds, listing Anderson Silva as a -190 favorite against St-Pierre as the +155 underdog.
It’s not a surprise to most that Silva would be a favorite considering his establishment at 185 pounds and his current 14-fight win streak, with four of those coming against past UFC champions. He also likely jumped out to an early lead on the betting side of the sport against St-Pierre due to his first round drubbing of Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.
The odds being released are just another indicator that a Silva/St-Pierre fight is on everyone’s mind even though it hasn’t even been made yet.
If it does happen this year, the fight could go down as the biggest in MMA history, but for now it’s just a fantasy match-up with Jake Shields aiming to turn everyone’s dream fight into a nightmare.