Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva: The Stars Are Aligning

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterAugust 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: MMA Fighter Georges St-Pierre arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY)
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A superfight between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva has been at the forefront of fan imaginations for several years. 

Everyone wants to see it. Sure, we also want to see Silva move up and face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title, but I can't imagine a single MMA fan on the planet that would have a problem if the UFC booked St-Pierre to face Silva immediately upon his return from injury.

That's not happening, of course. St-Pierre first has to face Carlos Condit in November. But if he gets past that fight—and I'm actually comfortable writing these words—I firmly believe St-Pierre's next match will be against Silva at some point in the first quarter of 2013, and possibly at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. And make no mistake about it: That's the biggest fight in UFC history, bar none.

St-Pierre talked to Mike Chiapetta over at MMAFighting about the potential of a Silva bout:

"It could happen of course," he said. "It definitely can happen, but for me, that's far ahead in time. Right now, I'm not thinking about that. I can't. My main thing right now is to get better, and then when I'm going to fight, to get ready to win the fight, what I need to do to win and beat the guy. I need to focus on one thing at a time.

"You never know what's going to happen in the future," he continued. "A lot of things can change. There are a lot of big fights coming up. Chris Weidman, I've seen him in training. He's at a different level. He can be world champion if he fights Anderson first. So, this fight is not written in blood. If all goes well and all the stars are aligned, yeah, maybe one day it will happen. But right now, I just came back and I need to fight Carlos Condit. We'll see what's going to happen next."

We know Silva wants the fight. He doesn't want to face Chris Weidman or Tim Boetsch or any of the other middleweight contenders; he wants to face St-Pierre, likely in a catchweight bout. And we know St-Pierre is intrigued by the idea, despite the fact that he's trying to keep the focus on Condit. That's a smart move, too; Condit should not be taken lightly by anyone, St-Pierre included.