The Road to GSP vs Silva Super Fight
The GSP vs Silva is a match most fans are dying to see. Now that George St-Pierre has cleaned the whole division, will there be a Best Pound-for-pound event soon?
At the latest event of UFC, George St-Pierre walked away again with another decision win after defeating Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in Montreal. Being a dominant fighter that he is, Dana White admitted that GSP has cleaned out the division. And with fans frustrated by the lack of challenge that the welterweight class can present to its king, the GSP vs Silva super-fight is becoming more and more relevant.
Dana White recently stated that the pound-for-pound title fight is already in the horizon. Both George St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have made their claim as the number one fighter on the planet. Still, nothing will be conclusive until the two of them meet inside the Octagon. GSP vs Silva is a one must-see that UFC will ever put together.
Although GSP crushed BJ Penn at UFC 94, it was the latter who moved up in weight class. That being said, Georges St-Pierre has never competed outside his division. Anderson Silva, on the other hand, has cleared out the entire middleweight class, and even made two trips to light heavyweight. So until GSP and Silva square off, no one will know who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Should a toe-to-toe war break out between the two of them, Anderson Silva will not the threatened by GSP’s stand-up prowess. However, George St-Pierre would find it difficult to control the Octagon. However, he can use his natural wrestling skills after seeing the success Sonnen got for the majority of his bout against Silva. Simply put, if the fight goes to the ground, GSP would be more comfortable if he can take the fight out of Silva’s comfort zone.
But despite various strengths that both fighter display, one crucial factor in all of this is the weight at which George St-Pierre and Anderson Silva would agree to tip the scales. Should the match takes places somewhere between 175 – 180lbs, then the field would be leveled significantly and the result of who’s the best pound-for-pound fighter will not be questioned.