It looks like UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva may be willing to twiddle his thumbs for the foreseeable future until a clear-cut contender emerges at 185 pounds who also carries enough name-value to headline a major PPV. Currently challengers like Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping are booked in respective bouts, while Tim Boetsch and Chris Weidman don’t appear to appeal to “The Spider” based on their status as relative unknowns.
However, one opportunity Silva would jump at is a long-anticipated outing against welterweight king Georges St-Pierre.
“No opponent makes sense for Anderson at this moment…unless we do a catchweight against Georges St-Pierre. They didn’t offer the fight, but he’s the only one that could do a super fight. Anderson has the biggest paycheck in the UFC, and you can’t promote an event with these amateur kids that are coming up now,” said Silva’s manager (Jorge Guimaraes) in an interview with TATAME.
Unfortunately, GSP is still in the process of recovering from knee surgery and is already set to scrap with interim title-holder Carlos Condit this November in Montreal. As such, Silva could be left waiting for quite some time before St-Pierre is even available for action against the dynamic Brazilian.
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