Anderson Silva has been saying he is planning on taking a year off before we see him in the cage again. According to Silva, he wants time to spend with his family and do a movie with Steven Seagal. As reported on Fighters.com, Silva will be cageside at UFC 154 for the main event between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit. Although Silva has done his best to get people to believe he will not go into the octagon to challenge GSP if he wins, fans are not buying it. Either is UFC President Dana White.
Sure, White says a lot of things that haven’t happened, but so has Silva. Silva swore up and down that he would never fight Chael Sonnen again, and the UFC got him to do the fight a second time. White not only expects the fight to happen if GSP wins, but he told ESPN’s “Sports Center” they would like to do the fight in May.
“Anderson Silva said he wouldn’t fight Chael Sonnen again either, but he did. He always comes out and says this stuff. I don’t know why he does it or why he says the things he says. I guarantee you, he will be there Saturday. If Georges St-Pierre wins, those two will fight and it’ll probably be in May.”
The UFC has wanted to do a big stadium show for a long time, and according to White this would be the perfect time to try it out. In fact, they have been considering doing a show at the 100,000 seat Dallas Stadium, and owner Jerry Jones is on record as saying he would love to have a UFC card there.
White Said, “We’ve been wanting to bring a fight there for a long time. This fight would be the fight to do it. Hopefully we’d sell it out.”