Former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently shared his two cents on how a fight between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva would have turned out if the two crossed paths during their primes.
In the history of mixed martial arts, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are two of the most legendary figures of all time. A former middleweight champ, Silva holds the record for the longest title reign in the history of the UFC at 2,457 days. On the other hand, St-Pierre reigned as the welterweight champion for more than five years and in his retirement fight, won the middleweight title as well.
I do think that Anderson Silva would’ve been victorious: Michael Bisping
The two legends ruled the 170 and 185 pound divisions simultaneously. A fight between them would have turned out to be one of the biggest in MMA history, but they never locked horns.
Michael Bisping, who has shared the Octagon with both GSP and Silva, recently took to his YouTube channel to share his thoughts on how a fight between his two former adversaries would have turned out. Even though he opined that GSP vs. Silva would be very close, but picks Silva as the one winning the dream bout.
“In their primes, from 2009-2012, fighting at middleweight, I’ve got to go with Anderson Silva. Now look, overall, I think it would have been an extremely close fight. Georges no doubt would have come in with a tremendous strategy. He would have implemented a lot of takedowns, and I think he would have a lot of control time. But as you know, 185, Anderson Silva in his prime, the knockout power, the inventiveness, the creativity that the man possessed, it was absolutely mind-blowing,” said Bisping.
“And I think maybe somewhere around Round 3, Round 4, in a fight that Anderson Silva would have been losing, Georges would’ve come in for a takedown and he would’ve walked into a knee, an elbow, a punch, a kick, something, and I do think that Anderson Silva would’ve been victorious. There it is. In their primes, I think Anderson might have got the job done,” he added. [H/T BJPenn.com]
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