Let's start with our champ, Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami. Okami has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Middleweight division. He's 10-2 with his only two losses coming against Rich Franklin (who got a title shot after beating Okami) and Chael Sonnen (who, like Franklin, got a title shot after beating Okami.) During his UFC tenure, all but THREE of his fights have gone to decision. You can use the Jon Fitch argument against Okami, but like Fitch, he gets in the cage, and he wins. Fitch had a title shot, so why not Okami? Silva has (mostly) defeated every contender in the Middleweight division except for Okami. So now with Anderson Silva busy for the time being, what about GSP?
Ladies and gentleman of Bloody Elbow. I, MMA42 of NJ and happy member of your community comes to you humble and with an idea about how everyone wins when going for the super fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre. I may not be the most intelligent member, or even a "regular," but hear me out and hopefully I can sway you with my argument (which is after the jump.)
Georges St. Pierre HAS to beat Jake Shields. That’s the first thing. Once he does he needs time to bulk up to feel comfortable at middleweight. So that'll take him roughly nine monthsto a year. Once he puts on the correct weight, is it REALLY smart to give him Anderson Silva has his very first opponent in that division? In my opinion no. What can we do for GSP that will make everyone somehow happy, if Silva (for some reason) does get Okami? Why not give him a "test" fight in middleweight? Silva gets to fight and rest, and GSP needs to find a way to get a feel for the Middleweight division, so why not? Give GSP someone who's good, but most likely wouldn't win against him. Why not Mark Muonz, Jason MacDonald (screw countrymen, beat his ass I say) or if you really want to give GSP a hell of a test (and make the fans happy,) give him (señor) Chael Sonnen to beat. The ideas are limitless to warm up St. Pierre.
So to summarize, Okami gets his shot against Silva, GSP builds up to middleweight, is given a test fight, and faces Silva next. Both are fresh, ready, and will determine the p4p best in the world. Till either one of them moves up to heavyweight. But that's a whole other issue.
P.S.: I acknowledge that I suck at this, so bear with me. I'm a chef, not an English major.