Dana White: Anderson Silva staying at 185, will fight Yushin Okami if GSP loses on April 30

By Jesse Holland

Sounds like UFC fans have an even bigger reason to root for Georges St. Pierre when he defends his welterweight title against Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30.

That’s because UFC President Dana White recently confirmed a GSP vs. Anderson Silva “superfight” would be aborted if the Canadian surrenders his belt in Toronto.

No, that doesn’t mean Jake Shields gets to take his place, it means 185-pound number one contender Yushin Okami finally gets his long-awaited middleweight title fight (and “Spider” rematch) in late 2011.

“Thunder” — who holds a controversial win over Silva under the Rumble on the Rock banner — is 10-2 inside the Octagon with unanimous decision losses to Rich Franklin and Chael Sonnen being the only blemishes on an otherwise stellar run in the UFC’s stacked middleweight division.

From White (via MMA Digest):

“If (St. Pierre) doesn’t win, what would happen is Okami would fight Anderson Silva. He’s next in line for the title. He’s gonna stay at 185, he’s not moving to 205.”

 

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