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?

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