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With a potential super fight on the horizon, Cesar Gracie gives his opinion on how the Middleweight and Welterweight champs match up.
Now that Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has unified his title, the biggest post-UFC 154 question is "where does he go from here?" Many fans are clamoring for him to finally challenge Anderson Silva in a super fight after several years of build up. UFC president Dana White obviously wants to make it happen as he plans to visit both camps in the upcoming weeks.
The two champs fighting each other, I would not be disappointed, I think it would be great [but] I don't think they should do it. I think Anderson is way too big, lengthwise and everything for Georges St. Pierre. I don't see [him] doing very good in that fight at all, I can see him getting really hurt actually and he's been getting kinda beat up in every fight a bit. He's been a good champion and everything but I don't think it's a good career move. That's up to them, it's none of my business, but if they have it I'll definitely watch it.
Of course, contrary to his statement, Gracie definitely has a vested interest in whether or not the super fight happens. Despite coming off a loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143, Nick Diaz is still one of the most compelling matches for St. Pierre. Although White has already stated that Diaz wouldn't be getting an immediate title shot, it's safe to say he'll be fast tracked to the top when he returns from suspension.With other more deserving contenders like Johny Hendricks at the front of the line, it's definitely in Gracie's and Diaz's best interest if GSP turns down the super fight.
Regardles, it looks like we've still got a couple weeks to wait before we find out if Dana can get Silva and St. Pierre to agree to terms.