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GSP-Silva Superfight, Not Likely to Happen?

Written on March 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With GSP not having a successor at the welterweight division, will the GSP-Silva superfight ever happen?

Major doubts are emerging as to whether the highly anticipated will take place later this year. and are expected to put on the much awaited superfight in the UFC history. That is if they were able to get pass through their respective title defenses. Fortunately, Anderson Silva was successful with his title defense against Vitor Belfort last UFC 126, which leaves GSP to follow suit versus at UFC 129.

However, there are doubts that began to emerge after the uninspiring UFC 127 match between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch which ended to a draw. GSP explained in his previous interviews that once he steps up to middleweight, he will stay there. But the BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch fight left the welterweight champion no obvious successor. Now, George St-Pierre himself is casting doubt for the first time over a future tourney contra Anderson Silva.

“I don’t know [about fighting Anderson Silva],” St-Pierre recently said on UFC on Versus. “I need to sit down with my entourage and see first where this fight will take place and what weight, and a bunch of stuff. Right now I’m focusing just on Jake Shields, I don’t see further than Jake Shields.”

Many assumes that GSP may be enticed with a catch weight bout only, preferring to stay at 170 lbs. in order to build his legacy as the greatest welterweight fighter of all time. Regardless, many fans would still want to settle one thing — once and for all. Who is the greatest MMA pound-for-pound fighter?

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  • Cheese

    Gsp is a piece of shit…

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