If GSP vs. Anderson Silva Happens, All But a Lock to Be First UFC at Cowboys Stadium

November 8, 2012
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Anderson Silva and Georges St-PierreIt’s a superfight that’s been talked about for years, but it appears closer to reality now than ever before.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will travel to Montreal next week with the hope that welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defeat Carlos Condit, and then he’ll head into the Octagon to challenge the Canadian to a fight in 2013.

If the fight becomes reality, it will likely be the biggest fight in UFC history, and UFC president Dana White knows it.

That’s why the UFC has targeted three likely destinations for the potential superfight, although one spot seems to stand out in front of the others.

“There’s three great venues that you could do; we could go to Toronto, huge stadium there, Dallas Texas Stadium, or you could do a soccer stadium in Brazil. So those are our three options. We’ll see where it ends up,” White said on Wednesday.

In Toronto, the Rogers Centre would be the venue that could house a superfight like Silva vs. St-Pierre, and already held a huge event when the UFC traveled there in April 2011 for UFC 129. That event packed more than 55,000 fans into the Rogers Centre for the card, also headlined by Canada’s own St-Pierre.

Doing a show in a soccer stadium in Brazil has also been on the radar for UFC officials for some time, but White has often said that doing an outdoor show is extremely tough, and not their favorite idea in the world.

That leaves Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, affectionately known as “Jerry World” or “Jerry Jones’ Billion Dollar Playpen,” after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The UFC has toyed with the idea of doing a show at Cowboys Stadium for several years, and while the other two venues mentioned could still happen, it’s almost a lock that if Silva vs. St-Pierre becomes a reality, the fight is headed to Texas.

“If Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva were to happen, that’s a fight you could do at Cowboys Stadium,” said White.

The UFC and officials from Cowboys Stadium have already talked in the past, and the MMA juggernaut knows it would be a welcome visitor whenever they decide to arrive there.

“We’ve been talking to them for a while,” White said about ongoing talks to land at Cowboys Stadium. “Believe me, they’re pumped and ready for whenever we can bring an event there. They’re ready for it.”

Now it’s just a matter of the fight actually happening, and if it does, look for Silva vs. St-Pierre to be the first UFC card ever to take place at Cowboys Stadium.

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  • Dderama

    Think it should be Dallas stadium that way it would be neutral, this fight will sell out anywhere anyways

  • Jozsef Menyhart

    It is not the best decision from Dana White to put GSP-and Silva.First of all GSP just got back(not 100%)–second of all Silva should lurking around Jones cage first—than GSP.

  • stevemcz11

    I have been waiting a long time for this. GSP may not be back at 100% for Condit but he should be by the time he fights Silva 🙂

  • Ronnie V

    Wow, GSP hasn’t fought in 20 months, his last fight he looked terrible against Shields, he’s coming back from an ACL tear, and everyone is looking right past Condit. Such an insult to Carlos for even talking about a Silva super fight. Condit was also suppose to lose to my boy Nick Diaz (I thought he did lose), but he fought a great fight. I hope Condit comes out and beats the crap out of him.

  • adam1848

    sick of hearing about this. i think gsp will beat condit, but i agree with ronnie, this is very insulting to carlos. and this premeditated face off between Georges and Anderson is just way too wwe for my taste. its been said before but i’ll say it again…once the papers are signed, great…bring on the articles. bring on the hype. but until then, leave it alone!

  • Deez Nuts

    i think gsp will beat condit but i hope they arent overlooking him

  • Trevor

    I am a big fan of GSP and I think he will get by Condit but he has one hell of a fight on his hands! As far as GSP vs. Silva goes what a stupid fight ….Anderson has tested the waters at light heavy and has done fine if he is truly the greatest he should be fighting Jones not smaller fighters to cement his legacy….what a joke. I feel bad for Georges because he seems so humble and compliant that I think he would take the fight just because DANA wants the loot. Anderson is not the best fighter in the world as far as I’m concerned and he has fought a lot of rejects- Bonnar, Luter, Okami, The sandman, The predator lol..Meia having a back nap….his weight class has been weak for a long time. It is Jones he should put to sleep if he wants to retire on a high……Total JOKE

    • Isn´t the ideia of seeing a super fight enough???

    • tevemcz

      Shouldnt Jones be fighting JDS and not smaller fighters to build his legacy? People are hating on Silva
      for calling out smaller GSP but seem to agree with Jones fighting smaller Silva. Dont you realise Jones is about to fight his second straight fight against a MW? Silva would be his third if it happens. At least this is Silvas first time fighting a guy below his weight class. If you cant get behind GSP vs Silva you should find a new sport to watch

    • I don’t think GSP is a pushover nice guy hand me down whatever falls in my plate kind of guy.. he knows his limits and HE wants Silva.. this guys are close to ending there career and both of them want to go out with a BANG!!!

  • uncle

    GSP has been out for at least a year and Jones been active
    this whole time Silva looks like a bully he can move up and
    fight Jones I GSP wins because Silva thinks he is picking a
    easy fight