Then again, neither does the Anderson Silva vs. George St-Pierre “super fight” rumor that continues to swirl. Probably because the mixed martial arts (MMA) media members can’t help themselves during those pre-fight media day scrums.
That’s where Anderson Silva was recently questioned as he gears up for his 185-pound showdown against Derek Brunson, which takes place in the UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event this Saturday night (Feb. 11, 2017) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“Of course,” Silva told FOX Sports when asked if he would still be interested in fighting St-Pierre. “I think super fight with Georges is great. It’s a big step for this sport because I think superfight with me and Georges St-Pierre or Conor McGregor is good for this sport and for the fans. I think (it would be) the best show for this sport.”
Sorry Spidey, but no means no.
Talk of a Silva vs. St-Pierre showdown began to take shape when both the Brazilian, who once held gold uncontested at 185 pounds, and the French-Canadian, who previously cleaned out the 170-pound weight class, started running out of viable contenders.
Something about their “legacy.”
Regrettably, a suitable catchweight could not be established and St-Pierre’s tease of a jump to middleweight never came to fruition. Well, at least not for Silva, but he seemed more than willing to oblige this guy.
I think it’s time we all agreed that this ship has long since sailed.