If you thought a "super fight" featuring Georges St. Pierre was off the table, think again.
The reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin has long been attached to former middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva; however, "The Spider" was squished by Chris Weidman earlier this year in Las Vegas, leaving a potential fight between two of the sport's top stars, well ... not-so-super.
But when one door closes, another door opens.
"Rush" hinted at a "secret" plan for his future, even teasing a drop down to lightweight, making it a point to distinguish that a change in weight classes works both ways. Would that mean he's actually considering this recent offer from 155-pound champion Ben Henderson?
His words (via MMA Fighting):
"There are things I wanna do in my career and I can't tell you right now -- Rory (MacDonald) as well -- and we have plans. You'll see in time. It's better if I keep it secret then when it comes, it's gonna blow up. We'll see. I'm very interested. 'Super fight' doesn't mean I have to go ... it's 15 pounds between categories. It's a lot of options. We'll see."
But let's not put the cart before the horse.
St. Pierre still has to get past what many pundits believe could be his toughest test to date, a 170-pound title defense against Johny Hendricks at the upcoming UFC 167 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And as the "All American" proved, nothing lasts forever.
Except maybe the desire to see "super fights," which means it's time to strike while the iron is hot. If "Bigg Rigg" runs out of gas in "Sin City," what kind of news do you expect St. Pierre to make that would "blow up?" I guess all we can do is wait and see.
Until then, let the speculation begin.