Last Wednesday, UFC President Dana White claimed that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) would be heading to Montreal to challenge Georges St. Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) to a 2013 “Superfight”, if GSP was to defeat Carlos Condit in the evenings main event.
However, contrary to the statements made by the UFC President, Anderson Silva insists that he’s only heading to Montreal for a vacation and that he is not in the business of issuing challenges.
Here is what the long-time UFC middleweight champion had to say to Tatame.com:
“I’m on vacation for the fight. I think we just come back at the end of next year … I’m going to Los Angeles and then going to Canada for the fight of St. Pierre. I’m already going to be there to shoot a movie, a feature film that I’ll participate in with Lyoto (Machida). It’s not my character to up and challenge anyone. I think it will not happen. I think not, I’m sure (laughs).”
Without an open challenge from “The Spider”, the “super fight” may never come to fruition.
With the continued growth of the welterweight division, St. Pierre has found new reason to stay at 170-pounds. It seems unlikely that “Rush” would go out of his way to challenge Silva at the conclusion of UFC 154, but you never know.
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