If an Anderson Silva vs. Georges St.Pierre superfight is ever going to take place, it’s not going to be anytime soon.
Silva, the UFC’s middleweight champion, doesn’t plan on fighting again until “the end of next year” according to MMAjunkie.com.
Meanwhile St.Pierre, the reigning welterweight champion of the UFC, is set to take on Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 154 on Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal in a fight that will mark his return from a 19-month recovery from a torn ACL in his left leg.
Silva is expected to be ringside for the match but isn’t likely to call out St.Pierre, should he be victorious over Condit.
St.Pierre isn’t looking past Condit, reportedly saying “I don’t care about Anderson Silva. He can do whatever he wants. He can go to Florida or stay in Brazil if he wants. I’m focused on Carlos Condit right now. That’s all that matters to me,” according to MMAjunkie.
Should GSP win at UFC 154 the speculation of a Silva-St.Pierre superfight to determine the best pound-for-pound fighter is inevitable.
“There’s no doubt that Anderson Silva is showing up to cheer Georges St-Pierre on … he wants him to win this fight, and he wants to fight him after,” UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com on a media call.
Silva is currently ranked No. 1 pound-for-pound by ESPN.com, and St-Pierre is No. 3 on the list.