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Anderson Silva: Bonnar first, then St-Pierre

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Anderson Silva maintains he is fully focused on luring Georges St-Pierre into a UFC super-fight, after he deals with Stephan Bonnar this weekend.

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."

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