UFC 154 saw a shakeup in the welterweight division. Not only did Georges St-Pierre defeat top contender Carlos Condit, another contender may have emerged in Johny Hendricks.
While many will call for the welterweight champion St-Pierre to defend his title against Hendricks in his next bout, I think that the much-talked-about superfight that has been beating the proverbial dead horse needs to happen next.
It has only been talked about for the last couple of years, and frankly I'm sick of hearing about this hypothetical matchup. Just make it happen already.
Believe me, it is a match myself and many UFC fans want to see. But the more we talk about it and the less it materializes, the more annoying it has become.
The UFC is a business based on pay-per-view sales, merchandising and ticket sales. One would have to think a St-Pierre-Silva superfight would be way more profitable for the company than a St-Pierre-Hendricks pay-per-view.
Of course, Hendricks would get his shot in due time. I am sure there are many people (like myself) who believe St-Pierre-Hendricks would be another GSP-Koscheck or GSP-Fitch matchup that we have seen in the past, which were complete dominations.
Silva is undefeated in the UFC and has had trouble getting credible opponents throughout his career. Although Chris Weidman is on deck for him, the youngster could benefit from taking a fight in the meantime in preparation for the biggest test of his career.
This fight would test Silva's counter-wrestling against one of the best MMA-based wrestlers in the world. It would test St-Pierre's chin and striking, taking on the most dynamic, deadly striker in the world.
Obviously the weight difference would play a factor, but I am sure they could figure something out. It just needs to happen next at a place like Cowboys Stadium.
That would contend for the biggest UFC event of all time.