Superfights. Discussing them seems to be all the rage these days.
Some times they are meant to answer the greatest hypothetical question in combat sports: who is the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world? At other times, it's because there are multiple fighters who have a legitimate claim to being the top dog in the weight class.
Historically, they rarely come to fruition such as the Randy Couture vs. Fedor Emelianenko bout that seemed possible for a moment but ultimately failed to come together. If they do end up happening, it's often years too late when fighters are outside of their primes like Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva.
Recently, all we've heard about is how Jon Jones will face Anderson Silva or how Silva would enter the cage against Georges St-Pierre. Thus far, none of these possible fights have become a reality but they seem closer than ever.
St-Pierre vs. Silva talks have cooled a bit after the welterweight champ was hesitant when given the microphone in his UFC 154 post-fight interview. St-Pierre didn't directly balk but he definitely didn't want to commit right away.
With Strikeforce closing up shop in 2013 and fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Gilbert Melendez set to make their UFC debuts, let's take a look at the possible superfights in the UFC.