Zahabi: Silva should drop to 170 for GSP


Scheduling the bout isn't as easy as it sounds however. In the years that this fight has been discussed the fighters' weight has been the biggest source of contention. Today on The MMA Hour GSP's trainer Firas Zahabi gave his opinion:

"I wouldn't want [St-Pierre] to move up, I'd want Anderson to come down," Zahabi said. "I don't know if Anderson can make 170 or something close to that. If Georges goes up, I know he won't be able to come back down, he's told me many times if he goes up he won't go back down, and I believe him when he says that because he'd want to spend some serious time getting extra size on him. and, ... I would want [Silva] to come down as close to 170 as possible if that was the case.

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kickasspoolparty site profile image  

11/21/12 7:14 PM by kickasspoolparty

I'm not really up for reading everyone's responses but I'm saying catch weight... 178... Silva would be cutting a lot but he's made lighter if I'm not mistaken. This fight needs to happen. Bad.

Megatherium site profile image  

11/21/12 6:49 PM by Megatherium

If this fight does happen my money is on the little fella!

orcus site profile image  

11/21/12 3:51 PM by orcus

Just as people wonder aloud why Anderson keeps pushing for this fight against a guy who "doesn't want it" (despite his trainer saying he DID say he wanted it just weeks ago), some of us will wonder aloud why GSP doesn't just say he doesn't want it.

suess site profile image  

11/21/12 2:52 PM by suess

yeah, because the internet, and more specifically the UG, work like that.  you know better.  

orcus site profile image  

11/21/12 2:49 PM by orcus

Well we've got 9000 threads about what the internet thinks about Anderson wanting to fight him, so if GSP just said he doesn't want the fight, we could put it to bed.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

11/21/12 2:42 PM by KingOfFighters

Gsp- i a scarre of anderson riddimz

suess site profile image  

11/21/12 1:50 PM by suess

or he could just do whatever the fuck he wants, because who gives a shit what the internet thinks about him ducking or not fucking a guy not in his weight class.

orcus site profile image  

11/21/12 1:42 PM by orcus

He should just say he is only interested in defending his welterweight title, and if Anderson wants to try and take it, he will be happy to oblige.

Tolstolobic site profile image  

11/21/12 1:27 PM by Tolstolobic

Jsp should just say " we are friends " thing like everyone else who doesn't fight certain " friends "

orcus site profile image  

11/21/12 1:14 PM by orcus

 I thought we were talking about appearance? You said Forrest looked much bigger than Rich.  I said all I could see was that he was taller; he didn't look like he had bigger muscles, for example, imo. We already knew he was heavier. I assumed weight difference was out of the conversation since everyone dismisses it entirely when it's pointed out that there is no logical reason to think there will be a significant weight difference between Anderson and GSP at 177. It's also dismissed in your beloved Anderson/Forrest/Bonnar comparison -- we know Anderson was 20+lb lighter than those guys, but since you can't "see" it, it is seemingly irrelevant to you.  Why on earth would you use the weight difference between Rich and Forrest as a "significant difference" but when Anderson and those guys "look" similar in your opinion, the fact that we KNOW Anderson was 20+lb lighter is not an issue?