Probably the two most controversial pound-for-pound MMA fighters will fight each other the next time they meet at the Octagon. And then, maybe they won’t be. Fans are already speculating an Anderson Silva versus Georges St. Pierre matchup soon as St. Pierre recently punished Carlos Condit at UFC 154 at the Bell Centre in Montreal in November 17.
But on the bright side, MMA fans are hoping that UFC president Dana White would consider the match between these two impressive fighters and their prayers were answered. White actually wants the event to happen and he is chancing on a date in May or around May next year.
White was interviewed by Fox Sports and he mentions: “It’s the No.1 best pound-for-pound fighter in the world against the No. 2 best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. It’s a big fight. We think people want to see it and we think the guys want to do it, so we’ll do it. They will fight, and it will probably be in May or around May.”
So let’s review Silva and St. Pierre’s stats before anything else:
Georges “Rush” St. Pierre is a 31 year old from St. Isidore, Quebec, Canada. He is a welterweight with 23 wins and 2 losses in his professional MMA career. Rush’s win against Carlos Condit was a revival after his last fight in April 2011 when he won against Jake Shields via unanimous decision. His recent fight was his 10th consecutive win since August 2007. He only tasted defeat twice in the hands of Matt Serra in UFC 69 Shootout in 2007 and against Matt Hughes in UFC The War of ’04 in October 2004.
Anderson “The Spider” Silva on the other hand is a 37 year old middleweight fighter from Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. He has 33 wins and 4 losses in his career. His last win was against Stephan Bonnar in a headline fight at UFC 153 via TKO. This was his 17 consecutive win since his loss to Yushin Okami at Rumble on the Rock 8 in January 2006. He is one of the most respected MMA fighters in the business and fans all over the world will surely look forward to this ultimate fight.
Let’s hope Dana White fulfils his promise. This Anderson Silva versus Georges St. Pierre matchup will surely be a delight to all MMA fans everywhere!