Do you want to fight Anderson Silva or not? That’s pretty much the question UFC president Dana White intends to ask welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (pictured) TODAY.
“I am literally going to call Georges St-Pierre today,” White said Thursday. “We’ll see what he wants to do. I’m just feeling him out.
“I’m calling him up saying, ‘So, you’ve had a long time off. You had vacation. What’s up? What are you thinking about?’ I want to see what he says.”
But what about Johny Hendricks? Didn’t you already promise “Bigg Rigg” (for a second time) that he was going to get next dibs at GSP’s throne?
“If Georges says to me, ‘I want to fight Anderson Silva,’ you think I’m going to go, ‘No you’re not, you’re fighting Johny Hendricks. We’ll talk about that later’?” White sarcastically responded.
Good point. Sorry, Johny.
Hypothetically, what if St-Pierre says he wants to arrange a blockbuster bout with the middleweight champ and he ends up losing that shootout, what happens to GSP’s 170-pound crown?
“He’d still be [welterweight champion],” White flatly stated. “He could go down to fight Hendricks for the title [after].”
Silva is currently slated to defend his throne against Chris Weidman this summer at UFC 162. St-Pierre, meanwhile, notched his eighth straight title defense last month by beating Nick Diaz.