White says Silva vs. St. Pierre could happen in May
Dana White doesn't like to mess around when it comes to fight rumors or the future of one of his athletes.
The UFC president revealed on SportsCenter on Thursday more details surrounding the potential superfight between Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. White declared that if St. Pierre emerges victorious on Saturday against Carlos Condit at UFC 154, his next fight would be against Silva, possibly as soon as this May.
"Anderson Silva will be there this Saturday watching, and if (St. Pierre) wins it'll be a huge fight for us," White said.
Silva has publicly stated that he will be in Montreal for Saturday's fight, so there has been much speculation regarding his intentions.
In another attempt to add fuel to the fire (and garner even more spectators for the event), White stated in a media conference call that he does expect Silva to enter the Octagon on Saturday to issue a challenge if St. Pierre should win. When asked about this suspicion, St. Pierre replied that all of his focus would be on the task at hand
Silva said that calling another fighter out isn't really his style. However, the middleweight champion's reaction has not stopped White from pressing the issue.
"He said he wouldn't fight Chael Sonnen again either, but he did," White said. "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."
White is looking to utilize the popularity of this dream match to take the UFC to one of the largest venues imaginable. He has mentioned Cowboys Stadium, a Brazilian soccer stadium, or Toronto's Rogers Centre, the site of UFC 129 which earned the largest gate and attendance in UFC history, as possible locations for what would certainly be the biggest fight in UFC history.
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