Which Fight is the Real Superfight?
The MMA world has been buzzing about super fights for some time now. Heck, combat sports in general always have news of potential super fights. But more recently, people have been asking for a few within the UFC ranks. A long time wish for most fans was (and still is) to see Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre step into the octagon. Now there is a lot of talk about a potential Anderson Silva and Jon Jones match. There have been discussions on the forums about Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez fighting. Lightweight champion Benson Henderson made a comment about a superfight between himself and Georges St. Pierre. I am going to run through these fights and try and shed some light on the differing situations.
#4 - Benson Henderson vs. Georges St. Pierre
I think this fight is a waste of time if we are being honest, and calling it a superfight is a bit of a stretch. Every single UFC title fight that Henderson has been in has been somewhat controversial. He is an unproven champion to many fans. GSP on the other hand is one of the most dominant champions in the history of the sport and arguably the best Welterweight to ever fight. As a fan, I would definitely watch this fight, but I think we would just see Henderson get dominated all night long.
Jon Jones vs. Cain Velasquez
This fight would boast the two largest champions in the UFC in terms of physicality. The Heavyweight champion versus the Light-Heavyweight champion. It would be a tremendous fight. You would have Jones' absurd reach advantage and clinch game versus Cain's frenetic pace and outstanding wrestling. The reason I have this at #3 is because Cain just got his belt back whereas Jones, Silva and St. Pierre have been dominant. I think this fight moves up the list once the Heavyweight belt is locked down by a single fighter.
Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva
What a fight this would be. Jones has utilized is outrageous reach advantage along with solid clinch work and nasty ground and pound to defeat his opponents. Everyone seems puzzled when trying to get inside and do damage without getting thrown to the ground. But again, we are talking about Anderson "The Spider" Silva here. The best pound for pound fighter to ever compete in mixed martial arts period. He has arguably the best striking in the UFC and possibly in the mixed martial arts world. This fight would undoubtedly see Anderson Silva moving up from 185 to 205, but that shouldn't be a problem considering The Spider has fought at that weight multiple times in the past and notching victories in those fights as well.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva
This fight is the absolute number one superfight that could happen. I know a lot of people are tired of hearing about the potential for this fight and a lot of people doubt GSP wants to do it. But the fact of the matter is, these two have ruled their respective divisions within the UFC for years, knocking off contender after contender. Their legacies far surpass any current fighter on the UFC roster. Jon Jones is making a statement, but Silva and St. Pierre have been doing it for much longer. Whether you want to see it or not, this fight needs to happen. It is the Mike Tyson vs. Muhammed Ali of the MMA world.
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