"This is not my goal. My goal is to stay in my class at 185. I have three guys on my team Feijao, Minotauro, and Calderon in Team Nogueira. This is not my goal. Maybe GSP, maybe, I don't know. Good question." - Anderson Silva via Fuel TV
Last night at UFC 153, current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made quick work tough, durable UFC light-heavyweight veteran Stephan Bonnar becoming the first fighter in Bonnar's long, distinguished fighting career, to stop the veteran.
Even more impressive, he did it in the first round, utilizing a big knee to Bonnar's midsection which immediately dropped Bonnar and quickly led to the end of the fight.
Many were quick to point out that not even Jon Jones had been able to stop Bonnar, against whom many believe he actually won a round when the two fought back in '09.
So, naturally, many have begun to call for a superfight between the longtime middleweight champ and pound-for-pound king, Silva, who is also undefeated (3-0) when he moonlights as a light-heavyweight, and the virtually undefeated, seemingly unstoppable, young light-heavyweight champion, Jones.
Silva has repeatedly stated that he is uninterested in facing Jones, who would have large advantages in size and wrestling. The two are also very friendly and Jones has also stated that he'd be uninterested in facing Silva.
UFC president Dana White recently stated that he believes the fight will happen, but he's got quite the sales job ahead of him.
Instead, the name that Silva keeps mentioning with regard to a superfight is current UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre, who is scheduled to defend his welterweight title against Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Nov. 17.
If St. Pierre defeats Condit, a blockbuster bout between George St. Pierre and Anderson Silva could be in the works at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Silva has called the dream bout, "my focus."