Michael Bisping plays the what-if game with Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre

Michael Bisping

According to Michael Bisping, Anderson Silva would have defeated Georges St-Pierre in the highly anticipated superfight.

After dominating in the middleweight and welterweight categories of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, respectively, Silva and St-Pierre are largely regarded as the greatest MMA fighters of all time. And because he has faced both opponents, Bisping has unique perspective on how a hypothetical superfight may have transpired.

Michael Bisping plays the what-if game with Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre

“In their primes, from 2009-2012, fighting at middleweight, I’ve got to go with Anderson Silva,” Michael Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “Now look, overall, I think it would have been an extremely close fight. Georges no doubt would have come in with a tremendous strategy. He would have implemented a lot of takedowns, and I think he would have a lot of control time. But as you know, 185, Anderson Silva in his prime, the knockout power, the inventiveness, the creativity that the man possessed, it was absolutely mind-blowing.

“And I think maybe somewhere around Round 3, Round 4, in a fight that Anderson Silva would have been losing, Georges would’ve come in for a takedown and he would’ve walked into a knee, an elbow, a punch, a kick, something, and I do think that Anderson Silva would’ve been victorious. There it is. In their primes, I think Anderson might have got the job done,” Michael Bisping said.

Transcription courtesy of MMAJunkie