There once was a time when a superfight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and then UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva seemed very prospective. With Silva having recently lost his title to Chris Weidman, and GSP leaning towards retirement, that prospect is currently looking very bleak.
Last Thursday, UFC President Dana White told reporters that the superfight ship between the two sank a long time ago.
“This whole superfight thing has been destroyed,” White said to a group of reporters. “I think it’s dead now. It was fun for a little while. I think it’s over.”
Until being knocked out by Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson Silva ruled the organization’s middleweight division since snatching the title from then champ Rich Franklin back in 2006.
Meanwhile, GSP was dominating the welterweight division, outstriking and outwrestling every opponent the UFC put in front of him. This made many fans desire a matchup between the two champs. White even considered it a possibility for quite some time, but that time has now passed.
With the rise of Jon Jones as the light heavyweight king of the UFC, prospects for superfights have shifted. Fans are more interested in seeing Jones fight heavyweights, or even Silva vs Jones rather than GSP vs Silva.