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Monday, May 28, 2018

Anderson Silva vs. GSP fight seems likely

After Anderson Silva beat Stephen Bonnar at UFC 153 over the weekend, the cries for the Spider to face Jon Jones grew. UFC President Dana White even talked about locking the two men in the room and getting them to agree to fight, despite each of their reluctance to face one another. But now that we know Jon Jones’ next fight will be against Chael Sonnen in April, we can forget about Silva vs. Jones next.

Instead, what we’re likely to see for Silva’s next fight is a superfight with Georges St-Pierre.

GSP is set to face Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 in Montreal. Should he win that fight — which is no guarantee — a match with Silva seems likely.

White said in September that if the two were to fight, it would be at a catch weight and likely to take place at Cowboys Stadium. Silva indicated over the weekend that he’d be interested in facing St-Pierre.

“I think it’d be a great challenge for me,” Silva said, per MMA Fighting. “I prefer him over Jon Jones. He’s smaller. It’ll be a little bit easier. I’ll be hit less.”

This is pure speculation based on the information that’s available, but it seems that fight would be likely as long as GSP wins. If he loses, then your best guess is as good as mine.

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