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Odds of a GSP Victory: 30 percent
What kind of "GSP's potential opponents" list would be complete without a shout-out to the fight that will never happen?
Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva is like the Pacquiao-Mayweather of the MMA world, except it's a fight that is actually easier to put together considering both guys are fighting under the same banner in the UFC.
The only real difference is that there is a 15-pound difference between the two, meaning that one of them would have to make a dramatic move up in weight, down in weight, or that they'd meet in the middle somewhere without a title on the line, thus killing some of the buzz.
Most assume that if this fight does happen, it'll be St-Pierre making the move up to 185 to meet Silva for the middleweight title. If he does, of course, he will be at a natural size disadvantage, which would only add to Silva's chances to retain his spot as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
St-Pierre would have an obvious advantage in the wrestling game, which we have seen be an effective way to control Silva in the past. Unfortunately for St-Pierre, Silva is also perhaps the most deadly striker on the planet, which has been an area GSP has been exposed in before.
Silva vs. St-Pierre would be the biggest fight in the history of the sport—and assuming that it happened at 185, it would be the only possible fight that GSP wouldn't be favored to win.