GSP: I'll fight Anderson Silva if UFC gives us enough time


GSP recently appeared on's UFC Connected, where he discussed fighting Anderson Silva.

For me to go up in weight class, I need to consider a lot of things. Because if I go up, I cannot go back down. I cannot play with my weight easy like that...

Anderson used to fight at 168-pounds a few years ago in Japan, so I don't know what his weight is. I think he walks around at 230-pounds, he's very big. I don't know if he can cut down.

I walk around at 188-190-pounds. Putting on or losing too much weight, for me, is very hard. I'm always about the same size, I've got an ectomorph type physique.

I could (put on the weight to fight Silva), it just depends on the amount of time I have to do it. If I do it, I have to do it well, it takes time. But, if the UFC is willing to give me the time to do so, and not make me fight during that period time, and also not making him fight during that period of time, because if he fights and something happens, you know he loses and now he's not invincible, everything goes out the window.

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MercWaMouth85 site profile image  

7/14/13 9:45 PM by MercWaMouth85

Mother fucker GSP would UD Ando and JJ would break his orbital socket. STFU and GTFO BITCH.

JoeDavolasRoundhouseKick site profile image  

7/4/13 10:03 AM by JoeDavolasRoundhouseKick

And the fact that the guy looks like he's gonna pass out here lately every time he's cutting to 170. Against Confit he was struggling through interviews.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

7/3/13 8:38 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

What was up with that suit and the Tony Montana style shirt?

Glovegate site profile image  

7/3/13 2:33 AM by Glovegate

GSP does not want this fight.  Anderson fans need to stop with this bs.  If there's going to be a superfight, your golden boy is going to have to take on Jones. GSP fans, stay quiet.  No, he doesn't want it. Jones fans, shut up and don't ruin this for us.

mwmhong site profile image  

7/3/13 12:17 AM by mwmhong

"You want time? Buy the magazine"-the Fast and the Furious

ortman166 site profile image  

7/2/13 11:15 PM by ortman166

Wow. I just realized this is an old thread. Well you've had plenty of time George's

daba site profile image  

7/2/13 10:56 PM by daba

this fight will never happen.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

7/2/13 10:50 PM by Stephen Holder

what a total load of horseshit. GSP has been saying this same bullshit for years.

Oontyex site profile image  

7/2/13 10:38 PM by Oontyex

If a catch weight is an option (as silvas camp was suggesting I think last year)Then gsp is knocking the fight back over fighting 7lb heavier than normal That's barely above the margin for what fighters who miss weight but still get to fight come in at (they're fined but allowed to fight).As someone who got into mma from watching the early UFC's / pride etc , after watching tons of fights without weight classes and with the littler guy winning many of them , the argument that 7lb is such a massive difference that its a deal breaker is just outrageous to me.

ManWithTheIronFists site profile image  

7/2/13 9:26 PM by ManWithTheIronFists

People forget that GSP was the one who said he wanted to be champion in two weight classes. He wanted to move up and face the champion in the next weight class and now he's scared and acts like he didn't say anything when he saw that Silva was better than he thought. He's scared and should just admit he doesn't want it instead of using the excuse of needing more time to put on weight properly.