Following Anderson "The Spider" Silva's destruction of Yushin Okami at UFC 134 and his record ninth title defense and 14th straight victory inside the Octagon, focus once again is placed on a super-fight between the sport's two pound-for-pound champions, Georges St-Pierre and Silva.
Always with his finger on the pulse of the fans interest, UFC President Dana White addressed this potential super-fight at the press conference following UFC 134: Rio on August 27.
“I think there’s a couple of other fights out there for him at 185. It’s very clear, Number one, that the fans want to see this fight. And Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are both getting into a position here pretty soon – first of all, they both only want big fights. But they’re getting into a position here where that fight’s going to make sense…It would be very good business, yes. I honestly believe that there are a couple more fights for Anderson and Georges. And if they both win, honestly I don’t know if there’s a stadium big enough to hold that fight,” White stated.
With a fight of this magnitude destined in the future for both of these champions, considerable debate has already been provided this matchup and who would come out on top.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for both St-Pierre and Silva. With that said, my analysis of this matchup is based on each individual fighters skill-set only, not my personal opinion.
Therefore, please follow along as I dissect how and why Anderson Silva would pick apart Georges St-Pierre in this mega-bout that would rewrite the history books in MMA.
I welcome your comments.