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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Anderson Silva's camp has made it abundantly clear over the last month that they'd like to the UFC Middleweight Champion to face UFC Welterweight Georges St-Pierre in a superfight in his next bout. The only problem with St-Pierre as an opponent is he's got a bout set this November. Returning from knee surgery, St-Pierre's going to have to get past Carlos Condit first.
Still, if that's what happens this fall, St-Pierre would be very interested in a fight that's been discussed for a few years now. In an interview with Mauro Ranallo on The MMA Show, GSP's head trainer Firas Zahabi revealed that St-Pierre is up for the fight with Silva should he defend his title again in November.
"Georges St-Pierre told me he wants [to fight Anderson Silva]," Zahabi said. "But right now he has to get back on the horse and fight Carlos Condit and be Champion again. He needs to keep focused."
"[If the Silva fight happens' ideally I'd like a catch weight. I think it'd be more fair. If you fight at a catch weight, Silva won't be 20 pounds heavier. 177 or 178 pounds is much more fair."
Penick's Analysis: The pieces are moving to finally put this fight together, so as they continue talking about it, it's going to become an even bigger disappointment if it doesn't happen. St-Pierre has to defeat a massively talented opponent first, and he's going to have to do that after knee surgery and a year and a half out of action, but if he does, a fight against Silva would be massive for both fighters and for the UFC. Both fighters are interested in the fight, now it's left to a couple of things to happen in order to put it together.
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