During a recent interview with the Brazilian news outlet Tatame, Jorge Guimarares mentioned the idea of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva facing UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
While this is a match that has been discussed countless times for the past few years, the fact that Silva’s manager has brought it back up has generated interest.
No opponent makes sense for Anderson at this moment, unless we do a catch-weight against Georges St-Pierre. They didn’t offer the fight, but he’s the only one that could do a super-fight.
Guimarares was very critical of several rising stars in the UFC’s middleweight division, saying the likes of Chris Weidman, Tim Boetsch and Alan Belcher don’t bring enough name recognition to a fight and are, “a big joke.”
Currently, GSP is expected to face Carlos Condit to unify the welterweight titles, while contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann continue to push for championship matches.
It remains unknown what Silva wants to do in terms of fighting again. The UFC seems to be preparing a tournament-like grouping to determine a future No. 1 contender.
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