Anderson Silva might fight GSP

Updated: November 19, 2012, 12:05 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said Saturday night that a superfight between him and Georges St-Pierre will happen if promotion president Dana White decides that's what he wants.

Silva, however, was lukewarm about a megabout with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, though he refused to shut the door completely on that potential fight.

"I have my plans. First, the people are talking Anderson and St-Pierre," Silva said at Bell Centre before the start of UFC 154. "Now the people are talking Anderson and Jon Jones.

"My first goal is the Georges St-Pierre fight, the superfight. And the second goal, maybe Jon Jones. I don't know.

"This is not my decision. This is Dana White's decision."

White has said that he is targeting May for the superfight between Silva and St-Pierre. He is looking at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and venues in Toronto and Brazil.

Silva stated recently that he doesn't intend to fight again until late 2013, but he softened that stance Saturday night.

"I have my plans, my personal plans in Brazil for my new school, my family," Silva said. "But Dana talked to me about coming here and watching the (St-Pierre-Carlos Condit unification welterweight title) fight.

"Maybe we will have the superfight here, maybe in Brazil. I don't know. I'm here to work for UFC.

"But I need to check my schedule."

A superfight between Silva and St-Pierre remained dependent on the welterweight champion leaving the Octagon victorious Saturday night.

St-Pierre, the lineal 170-pound champion, faces Condit (the interim titleholder) in the UFC 154 main event.

Silva was on hand at Bell Centre to watch the St-Pierre-Condit fight. He also planned to speak with White about the potential superfight and his current contract.

"He's got two fights left on his deal," Silva's manager, Ed Soares, said. "And that's what we will talk to Dana about."

The 37-year-old Silva has a professional record of 33-4.

He defeated Stephan Bonnar by first-round TKO at UFC 153 on Oct. 13, in Rio de Janeiro. The Silva-Bonnar fight was contested at light heavyweight.

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