Earlier this week, UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva revealed he was not looking to fight again for another year and planned on giving his attention to personal projects instead, inviting the UFC to create an interim title in his absence if need be. Of course, it remains to be seen whether his claim was sincere, posturing for more money, or a means of allowing welterweight king Georges St-Pierre to bulk up for a potential super-fight. However, according to UFC President Dana White, he is fairly certain fans will see Silva back in action before the middle of 2013 assuming GSP beats Carlos Condit this weekend at UFC 154.
“He said he wouldn’t fight Chael Sonnen again either, but he did. He always comes out and says this stuff. I don’t know why he does it or why he says the things he says,” explained White on ESPN’s SportsCenter when asked about Silva’s statements regarding an extended break from competition.
“If Georges St-Pierre wins, those two will fight and it’ll probably be in May,” added White, confirming Silva would be in attendance at UFC 154 to watch St-Pierre’s clash with Condit. The outspoken executive also stated the plan was still to have the potential pairing take place in a stadium.
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