Dana White Admits It’s Almost Time for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre


Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre

It’s hard to argue with the idea that Anderson Silva is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. It’s even hard to argue that he’s not the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts history.

So with 15 consecutive victories and nine straight title defenses, what’s left for the fighter who apparently can’t be beaten?

According to UFC president Dana White, that’s something they will have to sit down with Silva and talk about following his latest win at UFC 134 over Yushin Okami.

“You’re out of your mind if you don’t think this guy is pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world. People will say ‘oh he needs to be challenged.’ The 185-pound division has a ton of great fighters, the reality is this guy is so good he makes it look like it’s not,” White said following the fights.

“What happens next is we’ll talk to him, see what he’s thinking about what he wants to do. Forrest (Griffin) thinks (Silva) should fight two guys at the same time.”

Given Silva’s ability to go in and not only win but to finish just about every opponent he faces in the Octagon, having two fighters face him might not be a bad idea.

All jokes aside, White understands that with Silva’s current winning streak and the status of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, it’s hard to ignore that super fight from finally coming to fruition.

“I think there’s a couple of other fights out there for him at 85, and it’s clear, number one, that fans want to see this fight, and Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre are both getting into a position here pretty soon, they both only want really big fights, but they’re getting into a position here where that fight’s going to make sense,” White stated.

The challenges at 185 pounds may include a rematch with Chael Sonnen, provided the Team Quest fighter can get past Brian Stann at UFC 136 in October. Another potential bout could be a rematch against Dan Henderson in the UFC, but it’s unknown at this time if Strikeforce’s current light heavyweight champion would opt to drop back down to middleweight for that fight.

The one thing to take away following the mega event in Brazil is that Anderson Silva is just happy to be where he’s at right now. For all the accolades he receives, Silva just likes to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his victory, and he’s not calling anybody out or asking anyone to call him the greatest.

“It was awesome to be able to fight here in Brazil and for the Brazilian people, and to have so many amazing MMA fighters on the same card that I was on, and to have my special friend in my corner, Pedro Rizzo, as my corner so that was extremely special for me,” Silva said after his win.

It’s his very humility outside the cage and unbelievable ferociousness inside the cage that make Anderson Silva the greatest this sport has ever seen.

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