I just don’t get what the big hold ups are with MMA superfights. At least with the Mayweather / Pacquiao superfight talks, everyone always pretended they wanted it to come together and it was greed and stupidity that derailed things. In MMA it seems to be a strange level of disinterest from all the fighters. They seem more interested in fighting lackluster challengers and maintaining their position on the MMA money trough than taking on the best in the world and potentially losing. Here’s Anderson Silva calling the very idea of superfights ‘bullshit’:
“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come?
“I’m ready for fight for Jon Jones, Georges St Pierre but in my academy, Minatouro, Glover and the other fighters in this class for Jon Jones. George St Pierre is a different class. I have my problems in my class.
“Yeah it’s good for business but is no good for the other’s guy fight. I go to fight Georges St Pierre, he cuts up, I cut down. I finish the fight. I go to fight Jon Jones, I finish the fight. Who’s next? No have! My opinion, this is perfect bullshit.”
So because it would be the biggest, bestest, most awesome moment in MMA history that would outshine anything that took place afterwards, it’s not worth doing. Makes sense, huh?