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GSP vs Anderson Silva ‘will probably happen this year’

Dana White did a Q&A during the UFC’s trip to Fort Hood over the weekend and true to form, the soldiers weren’t all that big on asking questions. This is probably a good thing for the US military or there’d be a lot more ‘wtf afghanistan’ queries than commanding officers could answer.

The first and only question that the troops had: wtf anderson georges??? Yep, the dudes who don’t freak out over fighting the dumbest war since Viet Nam are still bugging over the lack of an Anderson Silva vs GSP superfight. And it seems like Dana is finally … FINALLY … going to put it together:

“If (Silva) wins that fight (against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126), then Georges St-Pierre needs to beat Jake Shields in Toronto (at UFC 129),” White said. “If that happens, then we’re probably going to do that fight (between St-Pierre and Silva). If they both win, that fight makes all the sense in the world.”

White also said in that scenario, he believes St-Pierre would move up from welterweight – and possibly even make that his new home. White did not elaborate on what would happen with St-Pierre’s 170-pound title if that scenario indeed played out.

“Georges St-Pierre said he would move to 185 (to fight Silva) and stay at that weight and not go back to 170,” White said. “Should (they) win (their next) fights, that fight will probably happen this year.”

A lot of this still hinges on what Georges St Pierre wants to do … if he’s got the testicular fortitude to step away from his relatively easy job of stomping people with obvious holes in their game and take on a guy who eats legacies for breakfast.

People don’t even seem to remember that Rich Franklin used to be someone or Forrest Griffin had that amazing TUF fight. They’re just ‘victims’ now. So moving up and risking it all is kinda a big decision for Georges. If he decides to play things as safe as he does in the cage, we may not get the fight we all want in 2011.

  • Rikers

    That sad…there is nothing wrong with being the most dominate WW in history. Why do we constantly feel we have to shove our champions into other weightclasses that arnt naturally suitable for thier body frames? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a superfight and I will love to see it. Just don’t agree with all the presure to make Georges do it. If the man wants to solidify his legacy as the greatest WW in history…enjoy it people and be glad we were able to witness it.

  • DaddyPants

    if Georges moves up, and does it right, i think he would take Silva’s lunch money. everything that Sonnen did to Anderson i think GSP will do too, except i don’t see Georges getting stuck in a submission. Silva has the better stand up, but all around i think George is the better fighter. how long do you think he’ll make us wait while he bulks up to where he’s comfortable at the weight class?

  • drunkenjunk

    “…true to form, the soldiers weren’t all that big on asking questions.”

    No we ask a lot of questions unfortunately, most are met w/ blank stares and bullshit answers. You just learn over time that the answers aren’t worth the hassle.

  • Symbul

    I’ve been worried that Silva’s losing his edge for a little while, to age and accumulated injury. It’s not out of the picture that he could lose to Belfort, though I wouldn’t pick Vitor to win.

  • Blackula Jonez

    if Georges moves up, and does it right, i think he would take Silva’s lunch money. everything that Sonnen did to Anderson i think GSP will do too, except i don’t see Georges getting stuck in a submission.

    I have heard this said so many times its not even funny, Georges is going to get the same treatment BJ got when he moved up to challenge him. When both fighters are supremely talented to an elite degree things like size and reach become huge.

    Still need to see if Andersons fast twitch reflexes are still operating at a high level against vitor before I can say for sure.

    How hilarious would it be after finally saying yes to the superfight everyone wanted to see that both andy and gsp lose their next title fights?

  • chim55

    ppl in the MMA blogosphere have real short memories.

    Remember in Abu Dabi last year? was it 112?

    Before the Silva debacle played out, the camera was showing GSP at cageside, and Rogan even said on the broadcast, that if both guys win their next fights, tht GSP would be moving up and fighting Anderson next. So it was all set to go……

    then Silva ruined the party and embaressed the shit outta Dana, …and it was nt mentioned again.(the fact that they had already announced it was happening next was nt mentioned again I mean, )

  • G Funk

    I don’t care to see this fight. I would MUCH RATHER see Spider vs. Shogun.

  • chim55

    also, if GSP does move up, in my opinion its nuts he fights Silva as his first MW fight.

    Not even a tune up, but a debut fight at 185, then the Silva would surrely be best. It would allow any creases to be ironed out, and adjustments made in a new weight class.

    LOL, plus it looks like Okami is being denied yet again!!

  • Symbul

    Nobody wants to see Okami fight anyway.

  • Rikers

    ^ I do

    Okami is talented and should be given the same respect we give all other “American” wrasslers…seems like a bias to me

  • scissors61

    I like Okami just fine but this is MMA’s biggest fight. Ever. So he can go to the back of the fuckin’ line.

  • jjdnb

    true dat.

    If he was a boring American wrestler instead of a boring Japanese wrestler, he’d have fought for the title already. But i really dont care cuz he’s really boring just like all the American wrestlers ie: Maynard, Shields(grappling/leg humping), Koscheck etc

  • Reverend Clint

    riker… according to some asshole, who’s name i cant remember, Okami isnt a wrestler

  • scissors61

    American wrestlers get favored for title shots in the UFC? Matt Lindland would like to have a word with you.

  • Predator8u

    There was a shit load of tension and pressure beaming at Dana. Wanting him to give the answer ALL the troops wanted. So HE DID.

    In reality we’ll see….. I dont want it to happen. I just want Silva to lose his belt and get brazillian ass AIDS.

  • DaddyPants

    i hear ass AIDS is the worst kind.