Georges St-Pierre may be two and a half years into retirement, but he’s still under UFC contract. As the two-division champion stated back in July, he won’t be “free” to take on other prizefighting endeavors for another two years.
But once his deal lapses, the possibilities are endless for “GSP.” One dream match that may finally become a reality would be against fellow future Hall-of-Famer Anderson Silva.
“The Spider” is already looking at the plausible matchup as a “possibility,” but not until the UFC does their part.
“It’s a possibility,” Silva said on the debut episode of MMA Fighting.com’s Trocação Franca podcast. “Georges St-Pierre is a guy that deserves all respect. Not only him but all fighters. Vitor [Belfort], Tito [Ortiz], [Oscar] De La Hoya — they are legends. And I think it would be an interesting fight, but we need the almighty to stop being annoying and let the guy move on.”
The “almighty” he was referring to is, of course, none other than UFC president Dana White. Silva sees no other reason for keeping St-Pierre signed other than “ego.”
“Nothing coming from Dana surprises me, brother,” Silva said of his former boss. “I would like [White] to free him [from his contract]. He’s in shape to continue fighting, there’s no reason why you would keep him stuck [there] just for ego. It’s ridiculous. That’s my opinion, it’s ridiculous. Let the guy go.
“He doesn’t want to fight MMA anymore and there’s a possibility he fights two, three, four, five more years in boxing, doing the new normal. He won’t fight a young guy, he’ll fight a De La Hoya, he’ll fight someone that gives him conditions to perform well.
“But you’ll hold him to a contract after everything he’s done for your company? Doing something like that is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. You don’t need that.”
For now, the 46-year-old Silva will have to focus on his upcoming boxing match with fellow ex-UFC champion Tito Ortiz on Saturday’s Triller’s event in Florida.