George St. Pierre is set to take on Carlos Condit for UFC 154, which takes place November 17, 2012. It appears Anderson Silva will be in attendance, and something historic may take place if in fact GSP is able to defeat Condit. This report comes from Dana Whitein the UFC 154 media conference call:
“There’s no doubt Anderson Silva (is) showing up to cheer Georges St-Pierre on, and he wants him to win this fight. He wants to fight him after. So I would say yes (he will challenge him in the cage).”Advertisement
This is huge news for MMA fans across the globe because it appears we may finally have the showdown that we have all been waiting for. Anderson and GSP have been two of the best mma fighters for some time now, and their bout would surely big the biggest fight in the sport of mixed martial arts.
It would be the biggest fight for both fighters, and the winner cements their status as being the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Just thinking about it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
All of this can happen if George St. Pierre goes out and successfully defends his title against Condit, which is no easy task for anyone. Condit has stated on many occasions that he wants to spoil this super-fight and prove that he is the best welterweight in the world. Condit is currently on a five fight winning streak, and many feel he has the skills to defeat GSP standing. This certainly doesn’t bode well for Pierre since he has been out of action since April of last year.
The pressure certainly has increased for both fighters when they square off on November 17. GSP will be trying to prove that his knee is better than ever, and that he is still the best welterweight in the division. For Condit, he will be trying to spoil these plans in hopes of seizing his dreams at being a UFC champion.
For Anderson, he wants to fight GSP in hopes of proving who the best fighter is once and for all. If GSP can win, it will be interesting to see what type of confrontation Silva has with him and vice verse for GSP.