Maybe not with Anderson Silva possibly fighting Georges St. Pierre later in 2011, but with Jon Jones' unprecedented ascent in MMA, is this the best matchup this sport can offer? I've never been stoked about the prospect of GSP fighting Silva. It just doesn't make that much sense to me.
Sure, it's a fight between the two best fighters in the world, but I'm not sure how competitive it would even be. I love GSP as much as the next guy, but what Silva was able to do to someone like Vitor Belfort doesn't give me much hope for the much smaller Canadian.
Last night was a revelation to MMA fans, but it also showed me which possible dream fight intrigues me the most. How would the freakish athleticism of Jon Jones stack up with Anderson Silva's technique? What Jones was able to accomplish agasint Ryan Bader was eye opening and many fans — including myself — didn't think he would be able to do it so effortlessly.
I'm not convinced that either Jones vs Shogun or Silva vs GSP will actually be competitive fights. As great as Shogun and GSP are, I just see tremendous gaps in size and athleticism between them and Jones and Silva.
A lot of different things have to fall in place for this fight to happen, but as long as I'm allowed to imagine, I can dream. Make it happen, Dana.