Assuming Anderson Silva and George St. Pierre win their matches against Vitor Belfort and Jake Shields respectively, UFC fans could witness the greatest matchup in the history of the sport in 2011. A dream come true for the lifelong fans of the UFC. The fight would decide the best pound for pound fighter in the world. This match also has the potential to be the biggest disappointment in the history of mixed martial arts.
The serious fans of UFC and MMA will be anxiously awaiting this amazing matchup, but what about the casual fans? Anderson Silva and George St. Pierre are two of the most well known fighters in the UFC, so of course the casual fans will be eager to catch a glimpse of history. Is this the fight that will convey the brilliance of MMA to the general public? My guess is no. Continue reading