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Ed Soares: Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva ‘makes the most sense for everyone’

Former longtime MMA manager and current Legacy Fighting Alliance CEO Ed Soares believes that Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC should be against Anderson Silva.

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Georges St-Pierre is just about back in the UFC, as the welterweight legend reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract. The imminent return of one of the UFC’s biggest draws and greatest ever fighters has led to speculation as to whom he’ll be facing in his first fight since October 2013. Oddsmakers have installed current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping as the favorite to land a lucrative bout against the Canadian, but running second on that list is Anderson Silva.

GSP vs. Silva was the dream fight for many fans at a time when both men were dominant champions in their respective weight classes, but it never materialized. With Silva still active and coming off a win against Derek Brunson at UFC 208, and St-Pierre set to compete again, Legacy Fighting Alliance CEO told Bloody Elbow that he believes now is the time to make the fight happen.

“GSP vs. Anderson is something I feel makes the most sense for everyone,” Soares said. “Two of the greatest of all time fighting is good for the fans, the UFC, and for both athletes. This would make everyone a lot of money and it's a fight MMA fans all over the world would want to watch.”

Soares was Silva’s longtime manager before recently stopping his managerial duties to run LFA.

Of course, St-Pierre’s return has not officially been announced by the UFC, but all signs point to the deal being done. Should they finally book “Rush” against “The Spider” years after their respective primes ... better late than never, I suppose? Let’s put it this way, the UFC certainly didn’t strike while the iron was hot back in 2012.