Superfights are a significant part of combat sports. As fans, we love pairing together some of our favorite fighters to see who is truly the best of the best.
For mixed martial arts fans, we have been waiting patiently for the UFC to put middleweight king Anderson Silva and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the Octagon together for a few years now.
With GSP on the shelf and a line of contenders waiting, it soon became reality that this wasn’t going to happen. Next up, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was seen as a great stylistic matchup for Silva.
However, with several worthy light heavyweight contenders standing in line and Silva’s age rapidly approaching the big 4-0, this one isn’t likely either.
In addition, Jones has stated that he wishes Anderson Silva would become his mentor and doesn’t want to fight him. So where do we turn now for that big blockbuster fight between two dominant fighters. You only need to look about 40 lbs. south of Silva.
Could the stars be aligning for a potential superfight between bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and featherweight champion Jose Aldo? Aldo has defended his title five times—two in the WEC, three in the UFC—during a nearly two-and-a-half year title reign.
Cruz’s reign has lasted two years, and he has four defenses—two in the WEC, two in the UFC—to his credit. Should Cruz lose his rubber match to Faber, could he return to the feather weight division and become the one who could legitimately challenge Aldo?