A fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre is one that UFC fans have been wanting for many years, and it seems their dreams may become reality.
Even though both fighters’ better days are behind them, a clash between former middleweight champion Silva and former welterweight champion St-Pierre remains a mouth-watering prospect. The pair are UFC legends, watching them do battle will certainly be a money spinner.
St-Pierre hasn’t fought since defeating Johny Hendricks in 2013, but there are reports that the Canadian is considering a return to the Octagon. Renzo Gracie recently asserted on The MMA Hour that he had no doubt that St-Pierre will be making a comeback.
“He’s [St-Pierre is] coming back for sure,” Gracie said. “That boy, the best thing he does in life is fighting. Look for how long he’s been a champion. He overcame so many obstacles. Many people don’t know Georges would come from Canada, leave at 4, 4:30 in the morning, come to New York by bus, train the whole day and leave at night – this two, sometimes three times a week.
“A champion is not just born. He’s forged into it. And Georges has all the tools to become champion again, and for sure, he’s now 100 percent healthy. I saw him, he’s in unbelievable shape, and for sure he will be announcing soon to be back in the game.”
Meanwhile, Silva remains active, and will face Uriah Hall at UFC 198 on May 14 as he looks to bounce back from a controversial loss to Michael Bisping last time out.
Speaking at a promotional event for UFC 198, Silva said that it would be an “honour” to fight St-Pierre.
“It could happen,” Silva said through an interpreter. “It would be an honor to fight him. It could happen.”
— UFC (@ufc) March 30, 2016