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UFC owner Dana White addresses the media
It is evident that this “super fight” is mainly for the benefit of the UFC. While this fight is something the fans are dying to see, neither fighter will be the benefactor when the dust settles.
Both of these guys are legends already, no doubt. The fighters wouldn’t earn anything from the fight in terms of a title shot or a championship since both are already champions.
This fight is and always has been about the UFC, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It is Dana White’s responsibility to not only give the fans what they want, but also to put the best fighters in the world toe-to-toe with each other.
Anyone who firmly believes that GSP has a really good chance of beating Silva likely just isn’t a fan of Silva. That doesn’t apply to everyone who holds St-Pierre above Silva, but it certainly applies to some.
GSP is a legend, easily one of the best fighters ever. But from his size to his technique, he is clearly out-matched by the Brazilian. Silva is stronger, faster and bigger, and is also extremely good against wrestlers like GSP.
While I will definitely have my eyes glued to the television when the fight does eventually happen, it would be a huge upset if St. Pierre did pull this one out against his fellow champion.