With another successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title defense under his belt against Nick Diaz at UFC 158, Georges St. Pierre is yet again being forced to answer questions regarding a "super fight" with middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
The UFC's reigning 170-pound kingpin has long flirted with the idea of meeting "The Spider" in what would be considered one of -- if not the biggest -- mixed martial arts (MMA) fights in history; however, the match has never materialized beyond being a talking point for fans and media.
With the record for most welterweight title defense in UFC history under his belt, one could argue "Rush" has nothing left to accomplish at the weight class and now is as good of a time as any to meet Silva.
Don't tell that to Johny Hendricks, though, as "Bigg Rigg" has been promised the next welterweight title fight.
Even though Hendricks is next in line for the belt, it doesn't mean St. Pierre couldn't move up to fight Silva and then come back to defend the gold. The options and "what ifs" are endless in this scenario, and at the UFC 158 post-fight press conference (watch it here), the French-Canadian did not count out the option of a "super fight" when Silva's name was brought up.
"Everybody asked me about Anderson (last year) and I was just coming back from injury. I've now had two fights so I'm happy ... I don't know what's going to happen. I've just been hit on the head and you're asking me all these questions -- I don't quite know what's going on!"
UFC President Dana White has publicly stated that St. Pierre was "down" to fight Silva prior to his reconstructive knee surgery in 2012, and now that the 31-year-old appears to be back in peak form after back-to-back wins post-surgery, perhaps now is the time to make it happen.
St. Pierre made it clear following UFC 158 that he is planning on taking a vacation after consecutive training camps, and with Hendricks champing at the bit to fight for the belt and Silva scheduled to face Chris Weidman at UFC 162 this summer, there are, as usual, still several obstacles before the dream fight can become a reality.
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