After years of unprecedented anticipation, it appears UFC top contenders Jake Shields and Vitor Belfort stand in the way of the mega-fight to end all mega-fights. On Friday, Octagon president Dana White claimed Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva could go down before year’s end should they dispose of their next challengers.
“If they both win their fights, that fight makes all the sense in the world,” White told a small group of soldiers. “If that happens, then we’re probably going to do that fight.”
After steamrolling Josh Koscheck at UFC 124, St-Pierre said if he does decide to add 15-pounds to his chiseled frame, it would be for good. White echoed the same sentiment to the troops yesterday.
“Georges St-Pierre said he would move to 185 (to challenge Silva) and stay at that weight and not go back to 170,” White added.
Silva owns a dominant 27-4 record and has posted devastating finishes in 20 of his W’s. The 35-year-old is currently enjoying a 13-fight win streak and was last seen miraculously escaping UFC 117 with his belt.
GSP has rattled off eight consecutive lopsided victories, including five straight successful title defenses.
If “The Spider” and St-Pierre get past their respective foes, which they are significant odds-on favorites to do, the blockbuster brawl could go down in Brazil on August 27th. Now that would be quite a fiesta.