What A Rush: Dana White Provides Insight on GSP
Because it was a Canadian show, the topic of discussion very quickly turned to Canadian MMA hero, and current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre.
GSP injured his leg in his last fight against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Thiago Alves at UFC 100 back in July in Las Vegas. Though he still managed to win the bout in a unanimous decision to retain his championship belt.
However not much has been heard from GSP since then. Including important details like when we might see him next in the Octagon.
That question was posed to White on Monday night, who said that he had high hopes that St-Pierre might be able to return to the Octagon in 2010.
"I'm hoping that GSP will be healed, trained, and ready to fight in February," said White. "That's what I'm hoping for."
After making that prediction, he then crossed his fingers and laughed.
When GSP defeated Thiago Alves back at UFC 100, many were clamouring to see him take on another prominent Brazilian fighter. This time one who goes by the name of Anderson Silva.
The debate has been raging for a year or two now. Who is the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC? Is it Georges St-Pierre or Anderson Silva? MMA fans would love to see the two men step into the Octagon and settle the debate once and for all.
Dana White doesn't seem so sure about that happening.
"I think that Anderson Silva is too big for Georges St. Pierre, " explained White. "He (GSP) could fight at at 205. Them meeting at some lighter catch weight, there's no way that works. It doesn't work."
So White seems against the idea of the two getting together and deciding who is the best pound for pound fighter due to size issues. But who knows what will happen between now and February of 2010. White has been known to change his mind on subjects like this before. And if the demand from the fans is big enough, White with dollar signs in his eyes might have no choice but to make the much anticipated GSP vs. Silva super fight happen.
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