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Bisping excited by prospect of UFC superfights

ESPN staff
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British middleweight Michael Bisping has admitted that a super-fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre would be huge for the UFC.

The organisation is desperately looking for a boost at the minute, after the controversial cancellation of UFC 151, which was due to take place on September 1.

The event had to be cancelled after light-heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on just a few days' notice, after scheduled opponent Dan Henderson had been forced to withdraw through injury.

Along with Jones, reigning middleweight champion Silva and St-Pierre, who is currently working towards a comeback after a long injury lay-off, are perhaps the two most marketable figures in the sport. And Bisping admits a fight between the two would be great for the sport, even if it would delay his own long-awaited shot at Silva.

Bisping would also like to see Jones face heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in another match-up between two stars.

"It is a business and I think Anderson vs. GSP would be astronomical numbers," said Bisping. "I think Jones vs. JDS would be awesome too. Everyone wants to see champ vs. champ."

Both fights could theoretically happen in the future, and Bisping believes he knows who would win.

"I think Anderson beats GSP and Jon Jones; and JDS beats Jones," he said.

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