UFC 124 Reaction: It's Time For Georges St. Pierre Vs. Anderson Silva

James EvensCorrespondent IDecember 12, 2010

UFC 124 Reaction: It's Time For Georges St. Pierre Vs. Anderson Silva

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    NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre (pictured) weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Dan Hardy for the Championship Welterweight fight at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Weigh-In on March 26, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jon
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    At UFC 124 Georges "Rush" St. Pierre put on a clinic against the highly touted Josh Koscheck.  The five round main event for the welterweight title was one of the most anticipated fights of the year, but turned out to be just another signature victory for Georges St. Pierre.

    After the five-round unanimous decision that featured Rush's stand-up game almost exclusively, it is almost hard to even consider anyone else even being close to St. Pierre.

    After the performance, it's time for him to face Anderson Silva, and here is why.

No One Else In The Welterweight Division

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  (2nd R) Georges St. Pierre celebrates his victory against Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. St. Pierre defeated Alves by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Jon Kopalof
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    St. Pierre has not lost a fight since he lost to Matt Serra at UFC 69.  Since then he has manhandled opponents and established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC.

    After losing that title to Serra, he came back, trained harder, and eventually beat Serra to gain control of the undisputed welterweight belt.  

    St. Pierre has proven himself as the best fighter in the welterweight division, and there is nothing else left for him to accomplish in that division.

    After demolishing the guy who was thought to have the best shot at defeating him, there is no real threat to his title at the moment.

    So why not move him up a weight class to face the middleweight champion Anderson Silva?

No Longer Just a Take Down Specialist

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    During his fight at UFC 124. St. Pierre proved that he was no longer just a take down specialist, but he could go toe to toe standing with the best of them.  

    His dismantling of his opponent just further solidified his position as the best fighter in the world.

    Unlike most fighters in the UFC, St. Pierre utilized a jab almost exclusively.  This jab proved deadly, just look at Koscheck's face in the picture.

    With this stand-up game mixed with his ground game, he will be virtually unstoppable.

Silva Is The Only Fighter Who Can Compare To GSP

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    PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:  Anderson Silva (R) throws a right punch to Forrest Griffin during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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    Anderson Silva is the only other fighter even in consideration for the title of the most dominant fighter in the world.  Silva has never lost in his 12 fights in the UFC and is currently the UFC Middleweight champion.

    Silva is a dominant fighter who has an all-around great game.  Surely, Silva would be up to facing GSP to prove that he is the best in the world.

A Problem: Silva Has a Fight Scheduled at UFC 126

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    PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:  Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Forrest Griffin during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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    Just as the title says, Silva already has a fight scheduled.  The fight at UFC 126 is against Vitor Belfort, one of the top middleweights in the world.

    Having this fight already in the books will make it so if this fight is going to happen, it would have to sometime in the summer of 2011.

Another Problem: A Few Contenders Are Left For Silva

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    CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25: Anderson Silva (L) wrestles with Patrick Cote  in the Middleweight Title Bout at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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    Yushin Okami still needs a title shot.  He is one of the best middleweights in the world and he deserves a title shot.

    This might ultimately be the reason it might take a while before we see GSP vs. Silva, because of the depth of the middleweight division.

    People still want to fight Silva for the title, and he will still need to in order to fulfill his duty as champion of the division.

The Fans Want to See GSP Vs Silva

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: MMA Fighter Georges St-Pierre arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY)
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    Every fan of MMA wants to see this fight happen.  It would really be the culmination of everything, having two of the best fighters of all time at their prime face off in an epic battle to prove who is the best.

    It would be an interesting match-up to say the least and it would draw a lot of attention.

Both Fighters Are in Their Prime

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    TORONTO - FEBRUARY 5:  Ultimate Fighter Georges St-Pierre attends the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Florida Panthers during a fight during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre February 5, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo By Dave Sandford
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    This is the best time to have this fight.  Both fighters are at the top of their game and are in the prime of their careers.  

    This match-up would just be a great fight in general featuring the best in the world.

Would Be The Biggest Fight In The History of UFC

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    CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25:  Anderson Silva (R) fights Patrick Cote in the Middleweight Title Bout at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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    This fight would truly be the biggest fight not only in the history of the UFC, but also in this history of the sport of mixed martial arts.  

    It would set attendance records and PPV records.  Everyone would want to see this great fight and it would draw a large amount of publicity from everywhere.

    If Dana White knows what is best for the company, he will pencil in this fight for sometime in late 2011, or early 2012 to keep the sport growing and attract a large number of fans.

    It would ultimately settle the debate to who is the best pound-for-pound fighter of all time and be a huge draw and money maker for the UFC.  Hopefully Dana White listens and sees what a great opportunity this is to grow his company and the sport.