Anderson Silva is set to take on Stephan Bonnar this weekend for UFC 153, and he apparently wants his next fight to be against none other than George St. Pierre. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Silva took some time out of his training to explain in English his thoughts about what is next for him in his career.
Ariel asked if he wanted GSP next and Silva responded with, ” Yeah, this is my focus”.
A short answer, but none the less an answer that many fans were hoping for. Silva has dominated his middleweight division for years now, and GSP has done the same thing in the welterweight division. It only makes sense that these two fighters would square off at some point down the road.
Well, it finally looks like that point is almost on the cusp of happening. First, Silva needs to get past Stephan Bonnar, who is a competent mixed martial artist in his own right. Second, GSP needs to get past Carlos Condit when these two lock horns later this year.
If both fighters get past their respective opponents, then it would behoove the UFC and company to make the match up in order to settle who is the greatest MMA fighter once in for all. It would be the biggest MMA fight in history, and it would also be one of the biggest pay per view draws in MMA history.
Both fighters are only getting older and slowing down, and it is only a matter of time before we see both of these fighters retire, so making the bout as soon as possible would be ideal.
First things first; Silva has to defeat Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153, which takes place this Saturday in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Will Bonnar score one of the biggest upsets in mma history and spoil the plans for a future GSP vs. Silva super fight? Stay tuned!