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Fertitta Dreams of GSP vs Silva Fight Soon

Written on October 25, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"One of the things we wanted to do was allow both of these guys to continue to get through their divisions – meaning there were a lot of contenders that deserved title shots. Because they're in different weightclasses, we wanted to let that all play out before we put those two guys together. But I mean we're getting to a point where they've pretty much cleaned out the division. Maybe it's time to watch them and see what happens." ---Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC Co-owner and CEO

’s big boss, , said that if people want to see a match fight between champs, (26-4 , 11-0 ) and (20-2 MMA, 14-2 ), then he’ll make it happen.

UFC co-owner and CEO also gave his remarks about the plan.

“I want to see that fight,” Fertitta said. “That’s probably the one fight I really want to see the most.”

and Silva are both heroes of the octagon. They have been title holders and fans wants to see who should reign inside the cage. White spoke of the possible measures that should be taken into consideration. On the occasion, the height between the two fighters are quite massive. Silva was 6’2 while is 5’11.

“They’ve got a couple of guys they’ve got to beat before we make that fight, but I’m not opposed to making it,” White said in August of the potential matchup.

Meanwhile, we also cited obstacles that might hinder the fight. One, Silva has a February match-up with abd GSP meets on December. Also, promised a title shot from the winner of the fight.

But Fertitta seems to believe in the power of this dream.

“‘GSP’ has to get past Koscheck; Anderson Silva has to get past Vitor Belfort,” Fertitta said.

“If that happens, there’s a really good likelihood that we could see that fight – probably some time next summer. If these guys keep winning their fights, I think it will definitely happen.”

“One of the things we wanted to do was allow both of these guys to continue to get through their divisions – meaning there were a lot of contenders that deserved title shots. Because they’re in different weight classes, we wanted to let that all play out before we put those two guys together. But I mean we’re getting to a point where they’ve pretty much cleaned out the division. Maybe it’s time to watch them and see what happens.”

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