Dana White: If GSP wins he will fight Anderson Silva, probably in MayPosted on November 15, 2012, 02:06 PM by Mike Drahota
UFC President Dana White appeared on ESPN's “Sportscenter” today in anticipation of the blockbuster Georges St-Pierre-Carlos Condit fight this weekend in Montreal. Not surprisingly, talk shifted to the idea of GSP fighting Anderson Silva in a much-publicized superfight. White was his usual bold self, and was quoted:
“Anderson Silva will be there this Saturday watching, and if St-Pierre wins it’ll be a huge fight for us. It’ll probably be the biggest fight in UFC history, definitely be the biggest gate. We’ve done 65,000 up in Toronto with Georges before. We’ve had big gates pretty much everywhere we’ve gone, but this one would be either a soccer stadium down in Brazil, Dallas Texas Stadium or we’d do Toronto again.”
A bold claim about a fight that Anderson Silva has recently shrugged off, speaking instead of working on movies and starting a dojo of his own. Still, this is the fight that everyone has been waiting to see for years, with a bout at Texas Stadium being an unprecedented event. And Anderson Silva does not usually attend events he is not fighting at unless there is a specific reason. Still, Silva has said he will not challenge St-Pierre in the Octagon should he win, as it is not his style. Money talks however, and White is confident in his ability to get the fight signed, regardless of what Silva has been saying recently:
“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. I guarantee you, he will be there Saturday. If Georges St-Pierre wins, those two will fight and it’ll probably be in May.”
The President is never one to back down from a challenge, especially something of this magnitude for MMA. Will we actually get to see this major superfight take place?