That's according to UFC President Dana White, who appears to be hitting all the key message points -- and saying all the right things -- when talking about the possibility of locking his two best fighters inside a cage together someday soon:
"What happened is they're both close to cleaning out their division. If Anderson beats Vitor Belfort and St. Pierre beats Jake Shields, seriously, what's left for them? It's a fun fight to do.... The fans [understand] that. No doubt about it [on the challenge of moving up in weight]. That's what I love about this fight. I'm all about legacy. That's what matters more than the money. I love it if a guy will go up for a super fight like this. Anderson Silva has already moved up and fought at 205. For 'GSP' to do it, I think it's big for his legacy."
Just before his fight with Dan Hardy at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010, which he eventually won via unanimous decision, Georges St. Pierre talked frequently about his legacy, saying (insert trademark accent), "I'm not fighting to be champion anymore. I'm fighting for a legacy.... There's not one fight that will define me... it's the sum of my fights." He's now apparently one win away from having the opportunity to do just that. All the 170-pound champion has to do is take care of current number one welterweight contender Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30, and his date with destiny is set. Easier said than done, of course. His potential opponent, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, also has a little work to do to make that dream a reality. The "Spider" puts his 185-pound belt on the line against Vitor Belfort in the UFC 126 main event this weekend. Renzo Gracie -- who has perhaps the most pressure in all of MMA to carve out a legacy and carry on his prestigious surname -- once quipped about how he will be remembered (insert trademark accent), "I will die shitting in my pants like everybody else, but knowing who I was. Knowing for sure truly who I was." St. Pierre and Silva are now apparently teetering on the edge of history, and perhaps leaving long-lasting legacies of their own, while mixed martial arts fans far and wide shit their collective pants in anticipation.