Power Rankings: Pound-for-pound

Updated: November 20, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
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This is the rare moment in MMA that we almost never see -- a moment when two of the top five practitioners in the world could be let loose on each other. In fact, make that two of the top three. Will Anderson Silva (No. 1) and Georges St-Pierre (No. 3) square off in a stadium show for the ages? It all depends on St-Pierre, who just won a war of attrition against Carlos Condit. He isn't convinced it's the best thing for his career, especially with a crop of fresh challenges waiting for him at 170 pounds (Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz and Rory MacDonald). But the idea of Silva and St-Pierre getting locked up together is still riveting. St-Pierre and his ability to take the fight to the ground, and Silva with his striking prowess. Silva with the size, GSP with the acumen. It's not the greatest fight the UFC can produce at this point in time (that would be Silva-Jones), but it's maybe the second greatest. Silva is 16-0 in the UFC. St-Pierre is 10-0 since the Matt Serra incident. That's a lot of momentum clashing. And it looks as though the UFC is clearing way for it to take place in May.