Dana White Says Anderson Silva Might Be Next For Georges St Pierre, Not Johny Hendricks
UFC President Dana White announced at Thursday’s UFC on Fox 7 media day that he would be calling welterweight champ Georges St Pierre to discuss what is next for him. After giving him time to heal after his UFC 158 victory over Nick Diaz in March, White is eager to speak with St Pierre about who he would like to face next.
It was widely believed that Georges St Pierre would be fighting number one contender Johny Hendricks next, and a cross-division superfight with Anderson Silva would be put on hold. However, Dana White told the media today that he would have no qualms about St Pierre facing Silva next, if that’s what the Canadian wanted:
“Maybe he wants to fight Anderson if Anderson wins. If Georges says to me, ‘I want to fight Anderson Silva,’ you think I’m going to go, ‘No you’re not – you’re fighting Johny Hendricks. We’ll talk about that later’? He’d still be [welterweight champion]. He could go [back] down to fight Hendricks for the title.”
It is worth noting that whatever St Pierre decides, a fight with Silva would need to be put on hold as he is already scheduled to fight number one middleweight contender Chris Weidman at UFC 162 in July.
Furthermore, it has also been rumored that a superfight between Anderson Silva and light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones could be in the works for a 20th anniversary show at Madison Square Garden. When asked about the possibility, White didn’t give a clear yes or no. “It’s a good problem to have”, he jokingly responded when asked if he would rather have a Silva-GSP or Silva-Jones superfight.