UFC President Dana White stated Wednesday that an in-cage faceoff between Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) and Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) is likely if GSP is able to defeat Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC 154.
At todays UFC 154 media conference call White revealed that not only will the current UFC middleweight champion be in attendance, but that he will be front row and rooting for St. Pierre.
Here is exactly what the UFC President had to say:
“There’s no doubt Anderson Silva (is) showing up to cheer Georges St-Pierre on, and he wants him to win this fight. He wants to fight him after. So I would say yes (he will challenge him in the cage).”
A little more added pressure for the French-Canadian to deal with, as if facing interim title challenger Carlos Condit wasn’t enough, GSP now has to worry about the greatest MMA fighter of all-time coming in to challenge him November 17th.
GSP had the following to say when questioned about Anderson Silva:
“I don’t care what Anderson Silva does. I’m focused on Carlos Condit.”
As he’s done several times in recent months, White pumped the brakes on the GSP vs. Silva talks and said the outcome of UFC 154’s headliner will decide the fate of the superfight. Dana estimated the proposed superfight could take place in one of three venues: 1. A stadium in Silva’s native Brazil 2. Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas or 3. The Rogers Centre in Toronto, where the UFC set its personal best attendance mark with 55,000 for UFC 129.