Anderson Silva vs Georges St-PierreWill he or won’t he? That is the question surrounding Anderson Silva since it was made public that the current UFC middleweight champion and widely regarded top pound-for-pound fighter in the world would be Octagonside at UFC 154 in Montreal this weekend.

Although it has been said that Silva will be there to “call out” UFC welterweight champion and fellow top pound-for-pounder Georges St-Pierre for a superfight should St-Pierre get the better of Carlos Condit, that’s not really in Silva’s nature.

At a recent press event on Monday organized by one of Silva’s sponsors, he indicated that he has no intention to challenge St-Pierre.

“I’m going to Los Angeles and then go to Canada for the fight of St-Pierre, and then I’m already there to shoot a movie, a feature film that I’ll participate and Lyoto. It’s an action movie,” Silva told Brazilian website Tatame.com. “Is not my character (to) up and challenge anyone. I think it will not happen. I think not, I’m sure.”

That doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to fight St-Pierre. That is something that he and his camp have been adamant about, he would like to challenge himself against a fighter like St-Pierre, but that doesn’t mean he will “call him out.”

He could very well step into the Octagon with GSP, should he win, and congratulate his fellow champion without drawing a line in the sand.

Perhaps more surprising is the fact that Silva is contemplating not fighting again until the end of next year, according to Tatame.

“I think we just come back at the end of next year,” he told Tatame. “I’m with my personal projects underway.”

Let’s be clear, however. Silva said he is currently set to film a movie alongside Lyoto Machida and is also working on opening a new gym in Los Angeles. That will take much of his time, but he didn’t make any declarations.

He didn’t exactly say, “This is a concrete plan, I’m not going to fight until December of 2013,” or anything of that nature. He simply has a few other matters in his life to attend to for the time being.

A number of options could sway Silva’s thoughts on when and where he fights next, particularly if a fight with St-Pierre becomes a viable option.

But again, even if St-Pierre defeats Condit on Saturday, then St-Pierre has to agree to enter negotiations, which, for a fight this magnitude, could take some time.

St-Pierre has made it clear that Silva is not currently on his mind. He instead needs to focus on the task at hand, Condit, before it even becomes a consideration.

“I don’t care about Anderson Silva,” said St-Pierre recently. “He can do whatever he wants. He can go in Florida and stay in Brazil if he wants; I’m focusing on Carlos Condit, that’s all that matters to me.”

Not to mention, this would be the biggest fight in UFC history, so it’s likely that both camps would want ample time to prepare and the UFC would want plenty of time to properly promote it.

Simply put, we in the media, as well as you the fans, can keep talking about Silva vs. GSP, and we can keep dreaming, but after all the banter, only time will tell the tale if it ever becomes a realistic possibility, let alone reality.

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