Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre are two of the best fighters to step inside the Octagon and fans are still interested in a super fight between the two mixed martial arts legends.
Silva and St-Pierre were linked to each other before but talks about a potential fight did not materialize as both of them were dominating their respective divisions -- Silva in the middleweight division and GSP in the welterweight division.
But now that they are both in the twilight of their respective careers, Silva said that he will not turn down a super fight against GSP, who is reportedly planning to return from a long layoff.
"It could happen," Silva said of facing GSP via MMA Fighting. "It would be an honor to fight him. It could happen."
St-Pierre has not fought since scoring a split decision win against Johny Hendricks in November 2013. After the victory, the Canadian superstar relinquished his title and has not returned since then mainly because of his stance on issues about performance-enhancing drugs.
But now that UFC has taken drastic steps to counter doping, the 34-year-old is reportedly open to making a comeback. In fact, he was recently linked to a fight with Conor McGregor before the latter took a submission defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
It is worth noting, though, that GSP has not addressed rumors about his potential return.
Silva, who will face Uriah Hall at UFC 198, also recently expressed interest in facing McGregor, fueling speculation that the former middleweight kingpin is just trying to get attention or earn big paycheck by challenging GSP and McGregor. Reacting to the speculation, Silva denied that he is just fighting for money.
"I've never thought thinking of money," Silva said. "I really want to test myself against him, he's a great athlete, had great skills, even though my focus is on y next opponent, but I'd like to test myself against him. I've never fought in the weight classes below, only in my younger days in Shooto. For me to test myself, it's a great fight."
Silva has not scored an official wins since knocking out Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 in October 2012. After winning against Bonnar, the Brazilian superstar took two consecutive defeats to Chris Weidman. Silva sustained a gruesome leg injury during his second showdown with Weidman.
Silva returned from a long layoff and defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in January last year, but the victory was overturned after he tested positive for banned substance. After serving suspension, the 40-year-old took a unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping last month.