Nate Marquardt reveals why there has been no fight between Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva

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Nate Marquardt reveals why there has been no fight between Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva
For some time now mixed martial arts fans have been asking for a fight between Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC middleweight champion Anderson
Silva. Recently, middleweight contender, Nate Marquardt said that he is the reason that the St. Pierre vs. Silva dream match has not occurred.
In a live chat at, Marquardt was asked if he thought St. Pierre could defeat Silva. Marquardt replied, “I've said it before, I think the only reason GSP hasn't done it
is that he wants me to do it. He's a great team-mate and he's giving me my second chance.”
Marquardt is one victory away from that second chance. He will face Yushin Okami at UFC 122 on Saturday 13 November in Germany. The winner of the bout will be next in line for a shot at
the middleweight title. If Marquardt defeats Okami, and Silva prevails over Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 in February, Marquardt will get the opportunity to defend his loss to Silva, which occurred in 2007. Silva defeated Marquardt via first round technical knock-out
during that meeting.
If Marquardt falls to Okami, things could get interesting. When Fighters Only asked Okami if he would be given a title shot, he laughed and said, “I hope so! I don’t know!”
Okami has faced Silva before, in 2006. Silva lost that fight due to disqualification when he delivered what was deemed to be an illegal kick. Okami was unable to continue after the kick
and was given the victory.
The disqualification loss to Okami marks the last time that the 27-4 Silva lost an MMA fight.
A Marquardt loss to Okami could allow the UFC to put together a Silva vs. St. Pierre bout. UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta had the following to say about the possible Silva vs. St.
Pierre fight, “I want to see that fight. That’s probably the one fight I really want to see the most.”



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