UFC boss say super-fight between St-Pierre and Silva is looking like a go
Georges St-Pierre, left, battles Jake Shields during a welterweight championship match at UFC 129 in Toronto on Saturday, April 30, 2011. (Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:06PM EDT
TORONTO -- UFC boss Dana White says should Georges St-Pierre defeat Carlos Condit, the Canadian mixed martial arts star will likely take on middleweight champion Anderson Silva next.
"I think we're pretty close," White, speaking on the "UFC on Fuel TV" show, said of the proposed super-fight between the two champions. "If Georges St-Pierre beats Condit, that could be the next fight."
The fight would probably be contested at a catchweight of 180 pounds, between St-Pierre's 170-pound welterweight rank and Silva's 185-pound middleweight division.
"These guys want to fight each other now," White added.
The fight would probably take place in the giant stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys.
Silva and St-Pierre are considered perhaps the top two pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world.
The 37-year-old Silva (30-4) has not lost in 15 fights in the UFC.
The 31-year-old St-Pierre (22-2) has not fought this year because of a knee injury but was recently given a clean bill of health and is expected to meet Condit, the interim title-holder, later this year.