By Shaun Al-Shatti– Staff Writer
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Aug 22, 2012 – A superfight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva has long been the holy grail to fight fans, with the hype stretching as far back as 2007. Both men have reigned supreme over their respective divisions for years, yet a myriad of complications have prevented the match-up from ever coming to fruition.
Only now it seems like we’re closer than ever. Not only have St-Pierre and Silva each voiced their desire to fight one another in recent weeks, yesterday afternoon UFC President Dana White let loose a tidbit that could settle one of the longest-running sticking points: the weight at which the superfight would be contested.
“I think that if we do the fight with (Anderson Silva) and Georges St-Pierre, it would be at a catchweight,” White revealed on Las Vegas’ Dave & Mahoney Show. “Probably like 178 (pounds), something like that.”
White went on to say that St-Pierre strongly wants the Silva fight, but before anything can be set in stone, “Rush” must first defeat interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit this November.
Finally, the big question was put to White: if St-Pierre successfully unifies the 170-pound titles, is Anderson Silva the next man in line? And though he often plays coy in these situations, this time Dana was surprisingly upfront with his answer.
“Probably. He’s got to beat Condit first though.”