- UFC 153
Anderson Silva: Bonnar first, then St-Pierre
Silva is the best there is at middleweight, but he steps up to light-heavy on Saturday for the UFC 153 main event. Victory would be his 16th straight in the UFC.
If the Bonnar fight goes successfully, talk will return to a super-fight with St-Pierre, who must win his own fight with Carlos Condit on November 17.
Silva has been vocal in his desire to fight St-Pierre, and after taking part in Wednesday's open workouts he told MMA Fighting: "GSP is my focus. This is my focus."
Asked if his middleweight days were completely behind him, Silva rejected the idea: "I don't know. I have two or three more fights [yet] at 185," he said.
Speaking of the challenge presented by Bonnar, Silva dismissed the notion that he may toy with his rival to entertain the Brazilian public.
"I have a lot of problems on Saturday," Silva said. "If I have a chance in the first round, I'll take it."