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UFC must sideline Silva if I fight him - St-Pierre

tyrannor2011-09-21 23:11:58 +0000 #1
Georges St-Pierre has told the UFC that he would expect the promotion to ban Anderson Silva from competing whilst the Canadian attempts to gain the necessary weight to put on a superfight involving the two champions.

As welterweight champion since 2007, St-Pierre's dominance of a weight class is only bettered by Silva, who has ruled the middleweight terrain since 2006. The pair, in the eyes of many, would make the greatest superfight in UFC history.

St-Pierre has always been cautious in talking about the prospect of sharing an Octagon with Silva, who holds a significant size advantage. It has been suggested that the pair could fight at a catchweight of around 178lbs, but GSP doubts Silva could make it.

"Anderson used to fight at 168lbs, just a few years ago in Japan. I don't know what he truly walks around at. I've heard at times, 230lbs, he's a very big guy," St-Pierre told Sportsnet.ca.

"I walk around at 188, 190lbs. To put on weight, or for me to lose weight, is very hard. I'm an ectomorph, that's the body type and physique that I have. I have a hard time losing and gaining weight."

St-Pierre has often explained that he would need a significant amount of time to prepare for the fight, in order to increase his weight without harming his performance. If he is to undergo such a long-term plan, he would expect the UFC to keep Silva inactive to make sure it is worth his while.

"I could do it, but it depends on the matter of time that I can do it in. It will definitely take time, but is the UFC willing to give me the time to do so? Same for the fans.

"I will not be able to fight during that time and the same for Anderson, because what if he loses? No one is invincible; then this fight would be thrown out the window."

The welterweight champion must first make sure his own stock does not fall by taking care of business against Carlos Condit at UFC 137.

www.espn.co.uk/ufc/sport/story/111615.html


fightfan662011-09-21 23:26:52 +0000 #2
interesting.

LOL, I got to give it to GSP, hes a real thinker regarding this sport and what it details. He looks at all angles.

Most of us just look at it from one.
Best80smovieRAD2011-09-22 00:00:10 +0000 #3
I dont see it happening anymore now to be honest

I cant see the UFC wanting to shelve both guys for a bit as well. It's very possible but I doubt it. You would be holding up two divisions basically unless GSP is giving up his title.

I also just believe unlike previously that both guys have opponents again to fight that are fresh faces i.e Condit, Diaz, Ellenberger, Hendricks for GSP and Stann, Bisping, Mayhem, Munoz, Vitor again, Cung (hahahahaha), etc for Anderson
WahooMMV2011-09-22 00:10:33 +0000 #4
I don't blame GSP one iota for his position. He has nothing to gain from the weight increase given his natural size. I hope the fight doesn't happen.
BBHitman2011-09-21 23:29:14 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Best80smovieRAD

I dont see it happening anymore now to be honest

I cant see the UFC wanting to shelve both guys for a bit as well. It's very possible but I doubt it. You would be holding up two divisions basically unless GSP is giving up his title.

I also just believe unlike previously that both guys have opponents again to fight that are fresh faces i.e Condit, Diaz, Ellenberger, Hendricks for GSP and Stann, Bisping, Mayhem, Munoz, Vitor again, Cung (hahahahaha), etc for Anderson

I'm not sure what you're getting at here. Nothing has changed. WW and MW have no one with enough star power to even make people think they pose a big threat (besides the personalities of maybe Diaz/Sonnen) let alone actually pose a threat. If guys like Condit, Diaz and Ellenberger are new fresh faces then GSP has never run out of fresh faces with guys like Shields, Alves, Hardy, and Kos. There are always tough guys to fight, but these two champs are so far ahead of the competition that barring a Matt Serra moment or someone stepping up from behind the scenes, GSP and Silva have a ways to go as champs.

GSP Silva should happen. All they do is win, and the majority of the time, the dominate. It's exciting to see the best challenged. We can only be told for so long to think that figthers like Shields, Okami, and Condit are the most dangerous opponents to date and pose a real threat at the titles. It's bollix. They all pose very little threat besides the inherent threat of any fight. Fans want to see the champs challenged. GSP vs Silva will challenge both.
Jay2011-09-22 01:40:10 +0000 #6
This is going to be another missed opportunity again for the UFC. Just like Fedor vs Randy/Brock was.

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