Dana White: BJ Penn vs Anderson Silva 'aint gonna happen'


Props: The Sun

Quoteworthy:

"If GSP beats BJ then you’ll see Silva v GSP -- possibly at a catch weight. But if Penn beats GSP there’s no way I’d let him move up to 185lbs, no way. He’ll f***ing fight, argue and cry about it but there’s no way – it ain’t gonna happen, I can tell you that right now – it ain’t gonna happen."

UFC President Dana White is all about a superfight between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva sometime in 2009. Of course, St. Pierre -- who next fights lightweight champion BJ Penn at UFC 94 on January 31 -- and Silva -- who fights Patrick Cote next week -- both more than likely need to win their next bouts for that to happen. Great idea and a colossal moneymaker. But here's where it gets a little weird -- White says he will not let Penn -- a former welterweight champion who has competed against light heavyweights in the past -- fight "The Spider" if he bests "Rush." Penn has said numerous times that he would like to hold every belt in the UFC, but according to an emphatic White, it's not going to happen. White is right in that Penn will more than likely raise a stink if he is not allowed to fight Silva ... as he should be. It doesn't make much sense, especially since Penn would have to vacate at least one title for it to happen. Hopefully, White will elaborate on the thought process in the near future.

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