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Dana White provides details on potential super-fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre

The term “super-fight” is used far too frequently, often being used to hype up a bout between two notable competitors but not necessarily those with “super” credentials. However, in the case of the potential pairing between UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre it’s clearly a fitting tag.

Both men are longstanding champions with legitimate star-power who are also seen as two of the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA history. They’re also relatively close in weight with Silva competing at 185 pounds and GSP at 170, making the match-up intriguing to say the least.

UFC President Dana White, who has been one of the biggest proponents of the possible fight, recently opened up on the matter and provided some interesting insight.

“I think we’re pretty close,” began White in an interview with UFC Tonight. “If GSP beats Carlos Condit, that could be the next fight. These guys want to fight each other now.”

“If you’re a fighter who has been as dominant as long as Anderson and you are a fighter who has been as dominant as long as GSP you want to test yourself,” he continued, adding the bout would likely take place at a catchweight of 180 pounds and be hosted by Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Of course, as stated by White, St-Pierre is currently locked into a unification fight with interim champion Condit. The two are scheduled to face off at UFC 154 in November, marking St-Pierre’s return from more than 18 months on the sidelines due to knee injuries.

The full conversation with White can be seen below:

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5 COMMENTS
  • IF GSP beats Carlos Condit

    That’s not a guarantee.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    DW just keeps throwing things out there that make the fan boys moist in their panties… Super fight talk, Fedor/Brock talk,shit he even jumped on the Jones hate train for a day or 2… He’s a character.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I would love to see this fight. Silva will have the only chance that anyone ever has against GSP: a puncher’s chance. Unless you can win the lottery and KO Georges, you are gonna be ground into paste.

    Of course….Silva owns a LOT of lottery tickets…

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  • The greatest P4P fighter(arguably) only has a punchers chance against a guy much smaller than he, without a third of the striking chops and hasnt had a finish in 3 and a half years over the course of 5 rounds?

    I dont deny GSP could beat anyone on any night, but seriously? I see no logic in that thinking. GSP is the man no doubt, but please, Silva has better than a punchers chance against Godzilla, let alone GSP.
    Plus I stand by what I say, factoring in the ring rust, The fact that Carlos Condit has the 5 round fight experience, the cardio, the game planning, the best finish rate in MMA and better striking and BJJ than GSP(functionally anyway, Georges is a black belt while I think Carlos is a brown belt, but he has far more submission wins than GSP), I dont see why everyone writes off Carlos so quickly. Georges can grind The NBK and maybe submit him, but past that Carlos has the better chance of getting a finish IMO and as Rory MacDonald will attest to, Carlos is dangerous up until the last 7 seconds of a fight.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    GSP has the potential to win the type of five-round fight Chael narrowly lost, and he’s also got the tenacity to possibly finish from the ground. I still think any fight between these two is lopsided in Anderson’s favour simply due to size.

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