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Anderson Silva heading to Montreal next week to attend UFC 154

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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