Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/7/14
Although UFC president Dana White has claimed on numerous occasions that he has never spoken to middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) or welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre about a potential super-fight, it’s clear MMA’s head honcho has the scrap in his sights. While appearing as a guest on Thursday morning’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, White revealed Silva traveling to Montreal to root for St-Pierre as he attempts to unify the 170-pound crown against Carlos Condit isn’t because he is the planet’s biggest GSP fanboy. “Anderson Silva will be there this Saturday watching, and if [St-Pierre] wins it’ll be a huge fight for us,” White said of Silva vs. St-Pierre. “It’ll probably be the biggest fight in UFC history, definitely be the biggest gate. “We’ve done 65,000* up in Toronto with Georges before. We’ve had big gates pretty much everywhere we’ve gone, but this one would be either a soccer stadium down in Brazil, Dallas Texas Stadium or we’d do Toronto again.” The rumor mill has been buzzing for the past several months that if GSP makes a triumphant return to action, a blockbuster bout between he and Silva could be arranged sometime sometime next year. The only problem is, Silva recently proclaimed he would take most of 2013 off to concentrate on his role in Sensei Steven Seagal’s action movie and the opening of his gym in Los Angeles. Regarding the chatter that comes from “The Spider’s” lips, White says don’t believe everything you hear. “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.” And boom goes the dynamite. UFC 154 takes place Saturday inside Bell Centre in Montreal. * – UFC 129 actually set the North American live attendance record at 55,724, but who’s counting?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rob Gronkowski's party bus headed to Super Bowl

Matt Barnes not happy with NBA for $25,000 fine

Brandon Browner: 'No hard feelings' with Sherman, Thomas

Gronk reads erotica, sings Katy Perry at SB Media Day

Governor donates $10K to UNM hoops star’s cancer charity

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

U.S. Soccer: Hope Solo needs to do 'number of things' to return

K.J. Wright: Targeting injured players 'unacceptable'

Five reasons the Patriots will win the Super Bowl

Five reasons the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

Bill Simmons fires a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis

Which teams are most squarely on the bubble?

Kurt Warner wonders about Patriots cheating in Super Bowl

4-star QB recruit decommits from Michigan

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet at halftime of Heat game

One of Tom Brady's ‘treats’ is avocado ice cream

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Tiger on wearing mask: ‘Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races’

Putting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pieces together

Brodeur to retire immediately and join Blues front office

Michael Bennett talks about sex superstition, calls reporter gay

As Patriots prepare, it's easy to forget about Hernandez

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Super Bowl XLIX: Key people to know

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

Bill Simmons fires a shot at Ray Lewis

NFL pushing CFP to change schedule

Can Yanks not pay A-Rod his bonuses?

Petition started to remove Pats from SB

On John Wall's adidas J Wall 1 NYC All-Star Edition

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.