Anderson Silva might fight Georges St. Pierre in Cowboy Stadium

Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre might be fighting in Jerry's World

9/5/12 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5151 respect

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen (not pictured) during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIREAccording to Dana White, we might be close to seeing a superfight between UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre.

Welterweight champ St. Pierre's next fight is against Carlos Condit, but if he wins that one, it will be his 10th straight UFC victory, including 7 title defenses.

Middleweight champ Silva is on a 15-match winning streak, including 10 title defenses. He has cleaned out the middleweight division in a way we've never seen from any UFC champion in the history of the organization.

White is hoping for a new record attendance, and wants to facilitate that by holding this fight in Cowboy Stadium, which has a capacity of over 80,000 for football games.

The UFC's attendance record currently stands at 55,724 for UFC 129 in Vancouver. To beat that, they'd have to put in some serious work. Manny Pacquiao's fight against Antonio Margarito in Cowboy Stadium only had 41,734 in attendance, so the UFC would have to top that by quite a bit.

If they do, it will be another huge blow to boxing, since everyone seems to want to compare the two and pretend MMA and boxing can't peacefully co-exist.

To be honest, a superfight between Silva and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be a more appealing matchup, particularly since Silva is large for a middleweight.

But still, Silva-GSP should be an amazing matchup. If it happens, will you be watching?
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9/6/12   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

GSP won't be able to hang with Silva because Silva is too big. GSP dominates because of his freakishly large size for 170 but against Silva (what weight would they be fighting at?) he would not have that advantage. I agree that Silva vs. Jon Jones is a much more appealing fight.