Silva Feels Fight vs. GSP Still Possible
Anderson Silva recently settled a matter with USADA involving a second positive drug test and is now looking to get back to the Octagon as fast as he can. And as reported by MMA Fighting, he may be looking at a bout that would be years in the making.
Silva faced a four-year suspension for his second failed test, but USADA officials deemed that the test in question came from a tainted supplement. Silva was given a one-year suspension that’s retroactive to November 2017, meaning he will be eligible to compete in the UFC again in less than four months.
It’s been a long time since Silva was on top of the UFC world as the longtime reigning UFC middleweight champion. And at that same time, Georges St Pierre was dominating the welterweight division. It was thought a long while back that the two could eventually meet, but it ultimately never came to fruition.
Silva hopes that can change now.
“Anything is possible in the UFC,” Silva said. “It’s a very eclectic company, with a broad vision of the sport. They are going through a new moment, a moment of entertainment, so anything can happen.”
After four years away from the sport, GSP returned to the UFC in late 2017 — as a middleweight —defeating Michael Bisping back in November to win the UFC Middleweight Title. But not long after, GSP was forced to vacate the title after a battle with colitis.
“I think the decisions have to be made at the time they have to be made,” Silva said. “I think he had a good strategy, did a good fight with Bisping. They are both great fighters. If we didn’t fight that’s because it really shouldn’t have happened.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting