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Anderson Silva calls out Georges St-Pierre

Anderson Silva wants to fight Georges St-Pierre to find out who is the pound-for-pound champion.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva wants to fight welterweight title holder Georges St-Pierre.

The two are widely regarded as the best fighters in UFC, although St-Pierre usually weighs in 15lbs lighter than 37-year-old Silva.

St-Pierre is due to defend his title against Carlos Condit next month, but Silva thinks that their own fight would be a bigger spectacle.

"Regardless of who wines, even if St-Pierre loses, a fight with me can happen," said the legendary Brazilian fighter.

"A fight like this is above anything else. St-Pierre is one of the greatest in UFC, a fight with Condit is meaningless."

The fight would have to be a catch-weight, but there would be no shortage of interest to see who is the ultimate fighter.

UFC president Dana White also suggested the bout could happen.

Referring to the the debate over the best pound-for-pound fighter, he said: "There's been an argument for a long time, whether it's Georges or Anderson. I guess we will find out."

St-Pierre has struggled with injuries in the last 12 months, while Silva as dominated his division.

The French-Canadian fighter will face Condit in Montreal on November 17.

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Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

> Today's schedule in full
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