UFC 129 Fight Card: When Will Georges St-Pierre Make the Jump to Middleweight?

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IApril 21, 2011

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  (L-R) Georges St. Pierre battles Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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It's going to be a question that plagues MMA fans until it's officially announced. A question that excites every MMA fan at the possibilities it holds.

When will Georges St-Pierre make the jump to middleweight?

If GSP makes the jump to middleweight, the rumors begin about a fight with Anderson Silva to declare the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. A move to middleweight would only be to fight Silva.

UFC president, Dana White, has even said recently the mega-fight is still a possibility if the two beat their next opponents.

"That's why, if both these guys win their fights, we do the pound-for-pound fight," White said in an interview with USA Today.

So within the next year GSP should start his training to become a middleweight and getting the muscle and size he needs to take on the overwhelming Silva.

If GSP beats Shields (UFC 129) and Silva beats Okami (UFC in Rio in late August), the move to the next level will begin. The most dominant champion in UFC welterweight history will jump up a level to challenge the most dominant middleweight in UFC history.

It takes more then a little time to make a jump to a different weight class. There is a lot that goes into making a jump. People can attack GSP all they want and say that he's ducking Silva and that he's just scared to fight him.

Well, if you give GSP time to make the jump, those thoughts of him ducking will be gone forever.

Give him time and watch him take on the new challenge awaiting him in the middleweight division.

It's a tough thought to exactly track when GSP will make the jump to middleweight, if he even does it at all.

By August 27th after UFC in Rio, we will know what's next for GSP. Around September, we will know if he's been training at middleweight. Then mid to late next year we will know if the two pound-for-pound kings will fight for the title to be the best in UFC history.

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