GSP on $50,000,000 rumor: 'It is not true'

source: bloodyelbow

The MMA Beat's Mike Straka recently said that UFC Welterweight champion wanted $50,000,000 to fight Anderson Silva.

"I was told by somebody very close to Georges that Georges today makes close to $8 million a fight," related Straka. "So to fight Anderson Silva he's going to ask for $50,000,000."

"Because he said that Georges has ten fights left in his career at $8,000,000 a fight. But he believes that Anderson could actually hurt him, could physically hurt him and end his career. So to take that chance he wants $50 million and that's exactly the number he's going to go to Dana White with."

Most fans were dismissive of the figure, and in an interview with Canada's GSP-l-homme-de-50-millions-de-dollars-191665.html">98.5 FM, GSP was too.

"I have not been informed of this, it is not true," said GSP. "Nobody told me about it and I am in France now, I have not seen the article."

Straka however is standing by the piece, via Twitter:
Mike Straka ‏@MikeStraka
All I'm going to say about the 50m dollar ask is that I stand by my story. Personally I'd love to see MMA stars get that kind of purse.


tags: UFC   GSP   Anderson Silva (detail)  Georges St-Pierre (detail)  


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ChaosOverkill site profile image  

12/2/12 7:25 PM by ChaosOverkill

Yeah, unfortunately this sport is notorious for posting "Just in case" stories by hacks in case the blind squirrel did find his nut

Radio Raheem site profile image  

12/2/12 7:20 PM by Radio Raheem

Straka's a douche. If you fall for anything he says you're a Moran.

ssj site profile image  

12/2/12 7:16 PM by ssj

It's a lieIt was billion dollars*doctorevilface*

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

12/2/12 3:32 PM by ChaosOverkill

Straka "I heard somebody say something!" "What's a context?" "What's a source?" "Please like me..."

Kings21 site profile image  

12/2/12 3:31 PM by Kings21

If you're a fan of ANY of the bigger sports anywhere in the world, you'd know its not just MMA media. All media sucks and when theres no news they have to create buzz about some asinine "rumor" that some anonymous associate of a friend of a friend's gym janitor told them. As I mostly just follow MMA and Hockey I cant tell you how many times, from the same "journalist" in hockey, that random nonsense that had no basis in reality comes out of his website. "oh theres a rumor so and so is being traded to team x for 5 players. I cant tell you who it is yet as the details are still being worked out but what I can say is that this trade is going to shake up the world of hockey." MMA journalists are no different. Not better. Not Worse. They're all the same. Even the "great" Ariel Helwani reports on rumors that often are nothing more than someone stirring some shit.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

12/2/12 12:38 PM by ChaosOverkill

Straka lying? Oh what a shocker!

Brigham site profile image  

12/2/12 11:13 AM by Brigham

As I said, if Helwani doesn't confirm or even acknowledge a rumor I tend to not believe it. Straka seems like a nice guy but rarely do I believe anything he reports.

Green Vermonster site profile image  

12/2/12 10:14 AM by Green Vermonster

Never really heard of him before, but his credibility is definitely shot.

Entreri site profile image  

12/2/12 10:14 AM by Entreri

It is also possible that this was done as a negotiation ploy by somebody in GSP's group. Dana: OMG 50M, that crazy bastard. GSP: 25M.Dana: That is much better.