UFC fans awaiting for the anticipated super-fight between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre are going to have to wait longer… because the Brazilian champ is going on an extended vacation.
Silva told Brazil-based website, Tatame, that he doesn’t plan on returning until ate 2013.
“I’m on vacation from fighting. I (will) just come back at the end of next year,” he said.
What is he going to do? He says a movie and focus on business.
Silva’s vacation will potentially put the brakes on any middleweight championship bout for the next year in the UFC… and obviously, the super-fight with GSP.
St-Pierre is set to return for the first time in more than a year Saturday night (November 17) at UFC 154 in Montreal. He will meet interim titleholder Carlos Condit in the main event. It was widely expected that a win by St-Pierre would set up a mega-bout with Silva. However, the recent announcement puts a wrench in things.
The UFC has not released a statement in the matter.
Silva is currently ranked No. 1 pound-for-pound by ESPN.com, and St-Pierre is No. 3 on the list.