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Prior to Saturday’s welterweight title unification bout, it was believed a victorious Carlos Condit was the only thing standing between a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and Anderson Silva.
Not only was Silva showcased in the final episode of “UFC 154 Primetime,” a three-part documentary the reigning middleweight champ had no business appearing in, but UFC president Dana White also flew “The Spider” all the way to Montreal to watch GSP vs. Condit in person and the UFC had Silva conduct his own press conference just minutes before UFC 154 went live.
However, now that St-Pierre has solidified his spot as the baddest 170-pounder in bare feet, it appears he has the most reservations in accepting the challenge.
“I need to take some vacation and think about it, to see where I want to put my career,” St-Pierre expressed after trouncing Condit. “I want to make the best choice for myself, the UFC and for the fans.
“I’m going to have a talk to my manager, my trainer and all my entourage about it and we’ll see what’s going to happen.”
If Silva gets his way, the two will tango in the most anticipated scrap in mixed martial arts history.
“This is my plan, but it is not my decision,” Silva said on FUEL TV’s post-fight show on his desire to face GSP. “I am here to work for the UFC. I have my plans, Georges has his plans, but we both need to talk to Dana and [UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta] because this is the biggest fight in the world.
“The fans of UFC will love it. Maybe this fight is the best fight in the history of the UFC.”
Well, White is the ultimate shot caller in MMA, so don’t fret, fanboys. After taking over the UFC’s reins 11 years ago, he’s prided himself of arranging the fights fans want to see.
“I’m going to make the GSP-Silva fight,” White matter-of-factly told FUEL. “GSP is sore, he just got hit by a bus, and he hasn’t fought in 18 months. But I’ll make this fight. They’ll fight and it’ll probably be around May. It’ll either be in Toronto, Dallas, Texas, or Brazil.”
If this blockbuster bout transitions from fantasy to fact, it will take place at a catchweight – likely at 177 or 178 pounds.
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A thrilling welterweight title unification bout between champion Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and interim champ Carlos Condit headlined Saturday’s UFC 154 pay-per-view broadcast.
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Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada hosted tonight’s festivities.
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“UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” will be jumping off Saturday inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Facebook kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at approximately 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT.
Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live.
FX will then broadcast the remaining four prelims starting at 8PM ET...
Check out the highlights of the UFC 154 post-fight press conference in the video below. UFC President Dana White, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks reflect on the event and discuss what is next.
UFC 154 post-fight press conference highlight video is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News
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Preliminary Card (Facebook - 6:35 PM ET)
• Lightweight Bout: Steven Siler (21-9) vs. Darren Elkins (14-2)
• Bantamweight Bout: Ivan Menjivar (24-9) vs. Azamat Gashimov (7-1)
• Welterweight Bout: Matthew Riddle (6-3) vs. John Maguire (18-4)
Preliminary Card (FX - 8 PM ET)
• Featherweight Bout: Antonio Carvalho (14-5) vs. Rodrigo Damm (10-5)
• Lightweight Bout: Sam...