Although fans had long been speculating that if Anderson Silva, current middleweight champ, beat his opponent Demian Maia at UFC 112, that he would then face reigning welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre, He indeed did win the bout over Maia, but in such a fashion that angered fans and Dana White alike, so much so that White stated a bout between Silva and GSP would never happen. But recently, he changed his tune, telling Sports Radio Interviews’ Dan LeBatard, that he may have to do the fight after all.
“People ask me that all the time,” White told LeBatard. “This is what I believe. I believe my job is to put on fights that people want to see. I keep hearing that and enough people want to see it. I guess I’m gonna have to do it.”
White then went on to say, even though fans really want to see the fight, the bout just doesn’t make any sense to him.
“The fight doesn’t really make all that much sense to me,” White said. “Because Georges St. Pierre is a true 170 pounder. Anderson Silva at 185 has moved up to 205 and done very well at that weight. I see him moving up, not moving down… I do like Anderson Silva at 205 pounds. That’s a natural weight for him.”
And regardless of White not wanting to do the bout, it would most certainly make the organization alot of money and perhaps be the biggest PPV for the UFC as of yet. What do you think fans?