It seems that with the stacked December card with Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor and Fabricio Werdum-Cain Velasquez II (and possibly Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate III), the UFC is definitely looking to make a statement to defy the criticisms that the UFC's PPV buyrates are dwindling (which they were). Now that McGregor and Rousey have proven to be PPV draws, they need other key fights to raise the annual PPV buyrate average, and what they really should be looking at doing right now is pulling the trigger on a lot of long-built fights that never came to fruition. Being in talks with Fedor Emelianenko is indicative of this, but more so, the UFC should be dangling the carrot in front of Georges St-Pierre to make a comeback, if even for a single fight, against Anderson Silva just to cash in on the marquee value this bout has accumulated over the last decade. Obviously, this fight is not what it once was, with both men no longer champions (and Silva specifically being defeated), but if Floyd Mayweather, Jr-Manny Pacquiao taught us anything, it's that marquee "dream" bouts only appreciate as time goes on, regardless of what happens (in the case of Pacquiao, his two losses, especially getting KO'd by Juan Manuel Marquez). Important factors: Dream fight built since 2006 between the respective kings at welterweight and middleweight. Georges St-Pierre is one of the biggest draws in MMA history, and averaged around 700k-950k buys, as did Silva against Sonnen. This fight could most definitely do well north of 1.5 million buys, by itself. Georges St-Pierre specifically left citing drug-testing concerns as a motivating factor. As of last report (late 2014), Georges St-Pierre walks around at a fit 200 lbs. Anderson Silva is evidently nearing the end. His value should be maximized right now, and St-Pierre is arguably the biggest possible fight (with Jones being a strong contender, but Silva has shunned the idea of fighting Jones). According to Nick Diaz, the UFC was targeting this fight for the 2015 Superbowl card. St-Pierre declined, and Diaz took his place, but White has said that talks with St-Pierre are ongoing.