Dana White Says Chris Weidman Is No. 1 Middleweight, Doesn't Rule out GSP-Silva
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Following the UFC 150 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White acknowledged that middleweight Chris Weidman is who he feels is the No. 1 contender.
However, White did not say that the New York native will be the next fight for Brazilian champion Anderson Silva.
“I haven’t talked to Silva,” White told the MMA media. “He won’t fight again this year.”
When asked if he felt Weidman is the No. 1 guy, White emphatically said, “Yes. He just took out the No. 3 guy in the division in Mark Munoz. And he completely destroyed him.”
White did reveal that if Weidman is not next the next matchup for Silva, the long-rumored superfight between Silva and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre may finally come to fruition, yet he remained noncommittal.
“We’ll see what happens with GSP in November,” White said. “Then we’ll see what is next for Silva.”
The question was posed if the fight could take place in Dallas’ Cowboys Stadium next year. White simply smiled and continued with his “we’ll see” approach.
This is not the first time that a fight between Silva and St-Pierre has been rumored, but St-Pierre faces a welterweight title unification bout against interim champion Carlos Condit on Nov. 17 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Should the Canadian get past Condit, the planets may align for the dream fight to take place.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for updates on potential bouts for Weidman and Silva, and the potential superfight between the two long-reigning champions.
Rob Tatum is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise stated, all quotes were obtained first-hand.
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