This is one of those fight's that can only become a reality in MMA. Because of this fact, much talk has started circulating about what would be the biggest fight of all time easily. GSP vs. Anderson Silva.
As mentioned, a fight of this magnitude with both fighters in their prime, would never happen in boxing.
Hate him or love him, Dana White will put this fight on. He won't be able to resist. How could he?
How could you if you were in his shoes? You couldn't. Neither could I. When the fans want to see the fight in question, isn't that enough to warrant putting it on?
No padded records to protect here. No worthless promoters. No paper champions.
No Mayweather Jr.'s.
Especially after seeing what has become of the Mayweather vs. Pacman debacle that is now bordering on being a full fledged "disgrace" on what used to be the sweet science.
The world's most famous interpreter, and resident Silva frontmant, Ed Soares on what weight this might happen at.
"First of all, I think to protect both champions, I think it's smarter to do it at a catchweight possibly, but who knows? Anderson... I don't think he could. Maybe he could, I'm not sure, make it down to 170. I think it's much easier and more likely that Georges goes up to 185," Soares recently commented.
"Could Anderson do it? He probably could," Soares commented about Silva. "It would be interesting. It would be a great promotion. If either one could make each other's weight class, it would be a great promotion to be the first guy holding two belts at the same time."
Dana White hinted that this "real" superfight is more than a possibility.
“People ask me that all the time. This is what I believe. I believe my job is to put on fights that people want to see. I keep hearing that and enough people want to see it. I guess I’m gonna have to do it.”
“The fight doesn’t really make all that much sense to me. Because Georges St. Pierre is a true 170 pounder. Anderson Silva at 185 has moved up to 205 and done very well at that weight. I see him moving up, not moving down. … I do like Anderson Silva at 205 pounds. That’s a natural weight for him.”
“The only way to answer that is to have them fight.”
The biggest obstacle to getting the deal done is what weight the fight would be at, including the possibility of a catchweight.
I don't think Silva would be to keen on the idea of dropping. No doubt he wants GSP to come up.
Does Pierre think it could happen?
"If he dropped to 170 pounds, probably," St-Pierre said. "He fought a few years ago in Japan at 168, which is even less. So if he did, of course
"It would be the biggest fight in UFC history, probably. It would be interesting."
And GSP on his chances?
"There is only one way to find out," St-Pierre said.
"Tell GSP to make weight, we'll be waiting," Soares said simply.
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