There will be thousands of fans on the edge of their seats on November 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal when welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre takes to the Octagon for his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 154. The bout marks GSP’s return to the ring after a lengthy absence due to injury and is an opportunity to show the world he hasn’t lost a step.
Apparently, pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva will be among the individuals in attendance rooting for St-Pierre’s success as well. However, the Brazilian’s support won’t be a matter of wanting to see a happy ending to GSP’s health-related woes or because he is particularly friendly with “Rush”. Rather, Silva will be cage-side because he wants to be the next man to face St-Pierre.
According to a report on UFC Tonight, Silva is considering calling St-Pierre out if the 170-pounder gets by Condit to set up a long-rumored super-fight between the two. It’s rare to see “The Spider” leave Brazil to attend events unless he is personally connected to a competitor on the card, adding weight to the notion Silva could put St-Pierre on the spot in front of the Montreal native’s hometown fans.
Silva has amped up his interest in fighting St-Pierre since beating Chael Sonnen over the summer. With only two tilts left on his deal, the 37-year old superstar has made it clear he only wants to compete in significant scraps with the 22-2 GSP certainly fitting the bill on that front.
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