GSP: I want Silva fight, but when the time is right

source: mmafighting.com
 

"This fight is the cherry on the sundae," he said. "He wants to fight me so he can then retire. I would like to fight him too, but after I fight him and win the fight, what happens next? These days, yeah, there's a lot of money to be made, but I don't fight for the money. My motivation is to be the best. Like we said, to be the Wayne Gretzky of my sport. So if I fight him, what happens next? It will be over. So yes, I want the fight, but I want to take it when I decide the time is right, not when he wants the fight to happen.

"On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there's a big weight difference. I've fought guys who were bigger -- I'm not scared of him -- it's just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me. I just came back from an injury, there's money to be made, there are fights in my weight class, other challenges out there, and if I fight him, I will have to gain weight, while he will have to lose weight, and then afterwards, I won't be able to come back to my weight class.

"First and foremost, I have things to do at 170 pounds. When I am ready and when I want the fight, that's when it will happen."

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Enemies site profile image  

11/28/12 3:28 AM by Enemies

Spider Silva vs. Bones Jones

Lester Loveshaft site profile image  

11/27/12 9:53 PM by Lester Loveshaft

GSP needs to fight Hendricks.Silva needs to fight Weidman.JBJ needs to fight whoever is the #1 contender.These P4P 'Superfights' are contrivances. There's no reason for one to have to fight the other if they can't hold multiple titles at the same time like in boxing.

In Limbo site profile image  

11/27/12 2:00 PM by In Limbo

2 gneral topics the UG will always fight over 1. how much money a fighter makes 2. how much a fighter weighs or how big he is     soumds like a bunch of women lol

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

11/27/12 1:59 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

love the excuses from GSP and Anderson, what legends.

ausgepicht site profile image  

11/27/12 1:57 PM by ausgepicht

This x10. Thank goodness there are some old timers on this site that haven't left. Otherwise there would be no common sense. 

theppfftt site profile image  

11/27/12 1:45 PM by theppfftt

Okay. i have no choice but to call BS on the 228lbs walk around for Anderson. He came in at what? 202 for bonnar? never has he said he walks around at 228. I have heard him say 215 but come on already..So he's gonna be ready to fight him when? Anderson turns 40?? I like GSP but come on already.

Biggy site profile image  

11/27/12 1:09 PM by Biggy

The undisputed champion who has NEVER ducked anyone in his OWN division deserves better than this.Let him worry about Diaz and Hendricks - 2 very legit threats.

orcus site profile image  

11/27/12 12:54 PM by orcus

"Why is Anderson slouching in all of those pictures? Almost like he's trying to make himself look closer to GSP than Jones." I'm more shocked by how Dominic Cruz appears to be the same size as Anderson in those pics! My god this monstrous weight-cutting! But seriously folks, your comment, perhaps sarcastic, is sadly reflective of the widespread notion that taller = bigger.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

11/27/12 11:44 AM by youarewhatiswrong

can't be GOAT losing the T-rex armed Franky Edgar twice, either.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

11/27/12 11:38 AM by KingOfFighters

Cant, and will never be goat by ducking fighters