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Wednesday, 09/05/2012, 06:08 am

St. Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected to be at 180lbs and in Cowboys Stadium | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) returns to the octagon at UFC 154, this following a 19-month layoff due to a knee injury. If George is victorious against interim titleholder Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) this November, one of the biggest fights in UFC history could follow.

That proposed fight would pit the Canadian welterweight champion against the longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4 MMA, 15-0 UFC).  UFC president Dana White addressed the possible super fight recently and stated that it would likely take place at a catch weight of 180 lbs and that he had the 105,000 seat – Cowboys Stadium in mind for the venue.

“I think we’re pretty close,” White said Tuesday on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight.” “If Georges St-Pierre beats Condit, that could be the next fight.

“These guys want to fight each other now. If you’re a fighter and you’ve dominated as long as Anderson has, and you’ve been great as long as Georges has, you finally want to say, ‘I want to test myself. I think I can beat this guy.'”

 “They’ll probably do the fight at 180 (pounds),” he said. “At one point, it sounded like Anderson wanted to go to 170. He wanted to take Georges’ welterweight title. Then it was 180, the catch weight, because Georges doesn’t want to go to ’85. Georges said, ‘If I have to make a move to go to ’85, I’d have to stay at ’85.’ So we figured a 180-pound catch weight makes sense.

“If that fight happens, it will probably happen at Dallas’ Texas Stadium.”

If the super fight was to take place at Cowboys Stadium, the results could lead to a record breaking show. The UFC held it’s first and only stadium show (UFC 129) in April of 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. George St-Pierre headlined UFC 129 against Jake Shields, while fellow Canadian and 145lbs title challenger Mark Hominick met featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the co-headliner. The event broke UFC and North American MMA records in both attendance (55,724) and gate ($12.1 million).




29 Responses to “St. Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected to be at 180lbs and in Cowboys Stadium | UFC News”

  1. Michael hamlin says:

    So Anderson got the easy fight with the smaller GSP cause he is scared for jones ??
    Dana is trash and so is the ufc

  2. Holyshitballs says:

    Oh, the same way GSP had an easy fight with BJ? Wasn’t even a catch weight… And BJ is still fighting at 170.

  3. dogfart says:

    this is going to be epic, cant wait

  4. John M says:

    Finally!!!!! About time this happened well it still has to become official but keeping my fingers crossed

  5. JuicyJ817 says:

    Oh yeah wait till the UFC sees a show in the most spectacular stadium in the world! After that super fight every super fight will b there. Not Vegas! Mark it down!

  6. Me says:

    As a fan I’d rather see the fight at 170 so Silva can hold the WW and MW titlles simultaneously! Not the biggest Anderson fan but if he beats GSP he will go down as the greatest without NO arguments hands down. But if GSP beats Anderson his name would be up there with Fedor and Anderson.

  7. sam says:

    be realistic jon jones should be a heavy weight

  8. ot-pot89 says:

    tbh i would rather watch aldo vs henderson 😀

  9. mean170 says:

    If this fight happens Silva will rag-doll him. I’d like to see him get GSP in the clinch like he did Rich Franklin and knee the hell out of him. Retire the way he came in as the Greatest of All Time. IMO

  10. ChazMan says:

    And out goes the biggest middle finger to professional boxing, well done Dana, GSP and Spider.

  11. MS says:

    Well…now we all have to root for GSP to win his return fight, so here is hoping he as an extrodinary comeback otherwise that fight can always dwindle if gsp doesn’t think he has it anymore.

  12. Hutch says:

    Condit better lose to GSP. I wanna see this fight!

  13. Gsp says:

    This is a good match up but I think gsp got this… His exlposion is 2 much, he’s better then Chael sonnen, but there both great fighters, and there about the same rank in pound for pound fighters in the world

  14. Dee says:

    Dana is risking everything by letting Condit fight GSP. He can be the spoiler. Also they run the risk of Silva getting hurt. People don’t know this, but he had a hard time preparing for the Chael Sonnen fight. He get injured often in training. I’m just saying, but GSP is probably thinking this is the perfect time to beat Anderson.

  15. The natural says:

    Please tell me what Anderson has two gain taking this fight and George can’t lay on him we just seen that and what happens George isn’t known for his striking or jujitsu so how does this fight make any sense gsp is proly gonna loose too condit just because hes been out of comp for so long.Frankie Edgar vs Aldo Is fight of the century

  16. Satorial says:

    I like the voice of opinions on this topic.. But they’re not needed. Most of these opinions are rather lousy. A Fight between GSP and Anderson. Two of the top rated fighters in the UFC are about to go Toe-To-Toe. Stop acting like you know what’s up. And anticipate the fight. I sure am.
    Not Anticipating it? Then go back to Youtube and smack talk some more videos. Your opinion ain’t gonna do anything but cause drama.

  17. jaques says:

    anderson is scared of jones but thats not the reason why they arent fighting, but my money is on GSP anyway

  18. CatchWeight says:

    If at 170 and no titles, there’s no reason it couldn’t be GSP’s next fight. Silva’s not injured he offered to salvage the cancelled chicken fight, GSP is cleared to go. Interim in the UFC must be a metaphor for Manni, Moe and Jack, because it looks like just a tune-up with Carlos.

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