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| | UFC: St-Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected at 180 pounds, in Cowboys Stadium
UFC: St-Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected at 180 pounds, in Cowboys Stadium
UFC: St-Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected at 180 pounds, in Cowboys Stadium | MMAjunkie.com
If UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) returns from a 19-month injury layoff and can defeat interim titleholder Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) during an expected UFC 154 clash in November, one of the biggest fights in UFC history could be up next. |
As expected, UFC President Dana White said it'll be against middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4 MMA, 15-0 UFC).
It's close enough to reality that White has a weight (180 pounds) and venue (105,000-seat Cowboys Stadium) in mind for the super fight.
"I think we're pretty close," White said Tuesday on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." "If Georges St-Pierre beats Condit, that could be the next fight.
"These guys want to fight each other now. If you're a fighter and you've dominated as long as Anderson has, and you've been great as long as Georges has, you finally want to say, 'I want to test myself. I think I can beat this guy.'"
The cross-division super fight was once the biggest fight imaginable. Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones' quick rise has complicated matters, though few of the involved parties currently seem interested in a Silva vs. Jones fight.
Still, St-Pierre vs. Silva has epic possibilities. While St-Pierre previously said such a fight would require him to move up to the middleweight division permanently – and though Silva has hinted at the possibility of moving down to welterweight – White believes they'd meet on middle ground.
"They'll probably do the fight at 180 (pounds)," he said. "At one point, it sounded like Anderson wanted to go to 170. He wanted to take Georges' welterweight title. Then it was 180, the catch weight, because Georges doesn't want to go to '85. Georges said, 'If I have to make a move to go to '85, I'd have to stay at '85.' So we figured a 180-pound catch weight makes sense.
"If that fight happens, it will probably happen at Dallas' Texas Stadium."
Freddie Roach: I don't think GSP vs. Silva will happen, Silva too big
Freddie Roach: I don't think GSP vs. Silva will happen, Silva too big - Mixed Martial Arts News
"I've trained both guys, and Anderson is a very talented boxer," said Freddie Roach. "He is very good. He's 6-0 as a pro in Brazil. He has more experience than a lot of the guys in the UFC. |
"But the thing is... he's just too big, the size difference, they want Georges to go up in weight and him to come down in weight and so forth and Georges told me he's not comfortable coming up in weight. He likes the weight he's fighting at now, that's where he's best and I don't think this fight is really going to happen because I think that he's too big for him."
" I want to see it (Diaz vs. GSP) becuase they tell he hes the best boxer in MMA, and I don't see it that way... I have a good gameplan to nullify his offense."
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