Dana White did a Q&A during the UFC’s trip to Fort Hood over the weekend and true to form, the soldiers weren’t all that big on asking questions. This is probably a good thing for the US military or there’d be a lot more ‘wtf afghanistan’ queries than commanding officers could answer.
The first and only question that the troops had: wtf anderson georges??? Yep, the dudes who don’t freak out over fighting the dumbest war since Viet Nam are still bugging over the lack of an Anderson Silva vs GSP superfight. And it seems like Dana is finally … FINALLY … going to put it together:
“If (Silva) wins that fight (against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126), then Georges St-Pierre needs to beat Jake Shields in Toronto (at UFC 129),” White said. “If that happens, then we’re probably going to do that fight (between St-Pierre and Silva). If they both win, that fight makes all the sense in the world.”
White also said in that scenario, he believes St-Pierre would move up from welterweight – and possibly even make that his new home. White did not elaborate on what would happen with St-Pierre’s 170-pound title if that scenario indeed played out.
“Georges St-Pierre said he would move to 185 (to fight Silva) and stay at that weight and not go back to 170,” White said. “Should (they) win (their next) fights, that fight will probably happen this year.”
A lot of this still hinges on what Georges St Pierre wants to do … if he’s got the testicular fortitude to step away from his relatively easy job of stomping people with obvious holes in their game and take on a guy who eats legacies for breakfast.
People don’t even seem to remember that Rich Franklin used to be someone or Forrest Griffin had that amazing TUF fight. They’re just ‘victims’ now. So moving up and risking it all is kinda a big decision for Georges. If he decides to play things as safe as he does in the cage, we may not get the fight we all want in 2011.