Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Nears Reality, but What About Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones?


Jon Jones and Anderson Silva“If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.”
– Don Meredith

That’s about where we were at on the status of superfights in the UFC a couple of years ago, but now…

Now, there is hope on the horizon that some of the biggest match-ups that fans can think of could actually be coming to fruition.

There are still some of those ifs and buts, BUT that’s not stopping the momentum from building.

The fight most immediately in view would pit current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre against Anderson Silva, the middleweight king.

“Anderson and GSP were talking like they didn’t want to fight,” said UFC president Dana White on Monday night’s episode of Inside MMA on AXS TV. “Now, he beats Condit, meaning Georges St-Pierre, he wins Carlos Condit fight, he’s saying he wants to fight Anderson Silva and Anderson Silva is saying he wants to fight him.

“That fight will probably happen first.”

If St-Pierre beats Condit. If he decides to forego the other top welterweight contenders. If they can come to terms.

“I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now, but I just came back from an injury, so maybe some people see me as a weak link,” St-Pierre told MMAWeekly.com recently. “We’ll see what’s going to happen in the future.”

A fight with Silva would be difficult to turn down, though. It would easily be the biggest fight in the sport’s history, likely taking place at the 100,000-plus-seat Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. With the biggest fight comes the biggest payday. Good luck turning that down.

Beyond that, White foresees other superfights that could also see the light of day… depending on how things play out.

If the fight between GSP and Silva takes place and Silva wins, the dominoes start to fall.

“Now, Anderson and Jones are saying we’re buddies, don’t wanna fight or whatever the deal is, but (Jones) didn’t want to fight Rashad (Evans) either, and that happened,” explained White.

“As you start to get to a point like where Anderson is now in his career. He’s beat everybody; he’s broke every record in UFC history. If he wins against Georges St-Pierre, I guarantee he’ll be eyeballing Jon Jones next.”

There are more fights beyond those that could happen, but hey, that’s probably enough ifs and buts for one day… unless you want to unleash your favorites.

What other superfights would you like to see?

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS -- TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson discusses his win over Justin Jones at UFC 181, this being his 'last fight in the attic', training with Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Almeida, his 18-week camp o read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 469 views

Did you know that Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier are fighting next month? This video should get you extremely excited about this huge light heavyweight title fight. The UFC's PPV offerings for 2014 are read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 21 views

Take a look back at how Jon Jones became the titleholder by dismantling former UFC and Pride champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 97 views

Watch the 9-minute clip that goes in-depth at the highly anticipated UFC 182 card featuring Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The UFC will start 2015 with one of their most highly anticipated bouts in re read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 38 views

ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- By now it's pretty clear the promotional angles for UFC 182 differ greatly from those of most other major UFC pay-per-views. The biggest culprit for that is the chain of events tha read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

By beating Jon Jones at UFC 182, Daniel Cormier believes that he can permanently alter the course of the light heavyweight champion’s career. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 10 views

Take a first look at the UFC 183 fight poster for the showdown between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 11 views

January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas gives us the biggest MMA fight since the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The main event of UFC 182 features a towering title fight between t read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 35 views

Prepare for Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier by checking out Cormier's last fight against Dan Henderson earlier this May. UFC 182 is about 10 days away, and Daniel Cormier will look to dethrone Jon Jones read news >>

Jump to: