Fans have dreamed of a superfight between Georges St-Pierre (22-2) and Anderson Silva (32-4), with nothing ever coming to fruition. Before St-Pierre begins to think again about that fight, he sees something special in Chris Weidman (9-0).
St-Pierre thinks that Weidman could be the one to defeat Silva and should fight him first.
"Chris Weidman, I've seen him in training," said St-Pierre. "He's at a different level. He can be world champion if he fights Anderson first. So, this fight is not written in blood. If all goes well and all the stars are aligned, yeah, maybe one day it will happen. But right now, I just came back and I need to fight Carlos Condit. We'll see what's going to happen next."
Currently, St-Pierre is recovering from an ACL injury and last fought in April 2011. He is expected to fight before the end of the year. Silva has said his next fight won't be until 2013, with an opponent not yet announced. Weidman believes that after a KO victory against Mark Muñoz (12-3) that he is the rightful No. 1 contender.
"You never know what's going to happen in the future," said St-Pierre. "A lot of things can change. There are a lot of big fights coming up."
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