Although fans worldwide have been screaming all the livelong day for the blockbuster bout between Octagon champions Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, UFC president Dana White said on this week’s edition of “MMA Live” that Silva’s gonna have to wait because the welterweight king’s Outlook calendar is all booked up.
“Everybody keeps asking me about that fight,” White told the ESPN crew. “But realistically for Georges St-Pierre, Georges St-Pierre has some work ahead of him.”
GSP is currently coaching opposite Josh Koscheck on the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter 12.” The pair are expected to rematch shortly after filming wraps on the popular reality show. The rumor mill was mumbling something about the final quarter of 2010, but noting has been confirmed.
The planet’s baddest welterweight took a close unanimous decision over Kos at UFC 74 back in August 2008. The American Kickboxing Academy trained fighter shouldn’t feel too bummed because St-Pierre went on to steamroll his next six opponents en route to reclaiming his crown.
“The Spider” has rattled off 12 consecutive wins of his own, however that does include three straight lackluster middleweight title defenses. Many believe the sport’s deadliest assassin has grown watching-paint-dry bored with the level of competition that his weight class has to offer.
Despite the dominating runs both future UFC Hall of Famers are enjoying, White believes it’s still not the time to unleash his trump card. While the Brazilian appears to have his division on lock, the outspoken promoter claims GSP has got a ways to go until his is waxed clean.
“Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch are gonna fight [at UFC 117]. We just got Jake Shields into the UFC, now at 170-pounds. He’s still gotta fight Josh Koscheck,” White said. “He’s still got a lot of tough fights before he cleans out that 170-pound division, and then we start talking about a possible fight with Anderson Silva.”
Best believe the super-fight will eventually go down, just like Fedor Emelianenko will most likely/probably/maybe make his way to the Octagon. Although, as in the Russian’s case, let’s just hope that it won’t be too late.