One day ... perhaps ...
Don't tease us so.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has made it known throughout his tenure with the UFC that he likes to give people the fights they really want to see.
Unlike boxing, where White stated on The Jim Rome Show, that "greed" on both sides has prevented promoters from putting together perhaps the most anticipated match-up in the history of boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.
Though that bout will probably never see the light of day, there are still plenty of "super fights," dream match-ups, or whatever your preference is, to go down in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Chief among them, UFC Middleweight titleholder, Anderson Silva, squaring off against light heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones. A close second is a showdown between "The Spider" and current UFC welterweight champion and all-around Canadian superstar, Georges St. Pierre.
Being a man of the people, White prides himself in delivering, giving fight fans worldwide the desired match-ups they long for ... before it's too late.
The outspoken president touched on the possibility of both of those bouts actually happening in his sit-down with Rome. He also reveals that Michael Bisping, who hasn't been shy in expressing his desires to get his opportunity to bring Silva down from the 185-pound throne, will get a fight with Anderson.
He just doesn't know when.
"Yeah, that's a good question. A lot of people want to see that GSP / Anderson Silva fight and I think Anderson's at a point now where this guy just wants to do big fights. He's at this level where he has broken every UFC record, he's wrecked, he's never lost in the UFC. He's been here since 2005 or 2006 and never lost a fight and most of his fights have been title fights. He's the greatest mixed martial artist to ever live and he's 37 and the guy still fights like he's 27. And, he says he still has a ton of fights left in him, so, he's (Bisping) gonna fight him, I just don't know when."
Before "The Count" can look ahead to a bout with the Brazilian bomber, he has his hands more than full at UFC 152 as he takes on Brian Stann in a pivotal middleweight collision. Should he defeat "All American," he is that much closer of making his wish a reality.
Turning his attention to the other ‘super fight,' Dana says that even though Anderson and Jones continue to say that they will never fight each other, eventually they will have to meet inside the Octagon.
Should "The Spider" get past "Rush," of course:
"It could be, yeah (next after GSP). They're talking like it wouldn't be, but Jon Jones said he wouldn't fight Rashad either and look what happened. As you continue to knock people off and you get to the level that those two will be at by that time, if they continue to win, Jon Jones and Anderson, you're looking for big challenges, you're looking for big paydays and that fight absolutely makes sense and the fans really want to see that fight, Anderson and Jones."
The St. Pierre vs. Silva fight seems to be getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
If and when it happens, the bout would likely take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, which would undoubtedly shatter the attendance record set by UFC 129: 'St. Pierre vs. Shields" back in 2011, which drew an estimated 55,000 fans to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cowboys Stadium can seat anywhere between 80,000 to 100,000 spectators and Jerry Jones, owner of the pro football team, is more than willing to play host.
Any of you out there in fantasy land still holding your breath in anticipation of these fights actually coming to fruition?