A Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva match-up has been discussed ad nauseum for years. Sometimes the biggest fights that can be made are between two fighters in different weight classes.
It’s happened before and St-Pierre was involved. B.J. Penn put his lightweight title on hold to move up to face St-Pierre at for the welterweight championship at UFC 94.
A match-up with Anderson Silva has been something St-Pierre has considered.
“I have considered it, of course, but the thing is, right now, I’m focusing on one thing at a time, focusing on my knee. Once my knee will be 100-percent, I will focus on getting back to my title,” said St-Pierre on Wednesday when asked about the possibility of facing Silva.
“When I get back to my title, depending on what’s going on, I might have to take another fight. If everything goes, like stars align and everything, maybe we’ll see one day in the near future what is going to happen. Depending if I’m going to go up or if he’s going to come down, it’s too far away to think about it right now, but it’s something that could happen, of course,” said the injured welterweight titleholder.
The potential champion vs. champion match-up is something Dana White would love to promote, but a lot of things have to come together before then.
“Obviously it’s a fight that people have been talking about for a long time. So like Georges said, first of all, he has to get healthy. Then he’s got to fight (Carlos) Condit. Anderson is fighting Chael (Sonnen), and then we’ll see where we go from there,” said White.
White stated that if the bout does eventually happen, St-Pierre would have to move up to the middleweight division or they’d have to meet at a catch-weight.
“I know that Anderson couldn’t make 170, so it would depend on Georges moving up, or those guys meet at a catch-weight or something like that,” White said.
“I want to put on big fights. I want to put on fights the fans want to see. I know how big that fight is,” continued the UFC president. “Imagine if we did Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre anywhere in Canada, how big that fight would be. Believe me, I’d love to do. We’ll see what happens.”