White: GSP doesn't want a super fight with Anderson Silva

 

Georges St-Pierre is perhaps the most dominant welterweight champion in the history of the UFC and Anderson Silva is without question the most dominant middleweight champion. A super fight between the two has been teased for a year or so and would be a huge PPV fight for the UFC, however, according to UFC President Dana White, at least one party is uninterested in the bout:

"I've been working hard to try to make those fights," White said. "Georges St-Pierre would not even think about this fight because Anderson Silva's going to (lose), according to Georges St-Pierre."

"At the end of the day, he weighs 170 pounds," White said. "Any guy who's going to fight up in weight – 'I'm the man here at 170. If I thought I was the man at 185, I'd be at 185.' I get it. But it's a fight a lot of fans want to see, it's a big fight. It's a legacy fight, and it's a fight for the pound-for-pound best in the world.

"Georges St-Pierre could do this catchweight fight and he could still be the champ at 170. But what's crazy to me is, GSP opted to take a very dangerous fight (against Hendricks) at 170 without trying to take a dangerous fight at 185."

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Herman Munster site profile image  

7/7/13 12:58 AM by Herman Munster

Wow did that blow up in Dana's stupid fuckin face.  Way to go Dana, diss your 32 year old WW Champ and PPV King,, and now your 38 year old Almighty God Anderson has just been knocked out and lost his aura of invincibility, that no matter what direction Anderson goes, be it super fights, or whatever the fuck he is going to do, it just will not have anywhere near the steam behind it that it could have had..  Hope it was worth dissing your WW Champ who has represented your organization as well as anyone ever has for you Dana.  Dana you are a fuckin idiot and you deserved this blowing up in your face as much as Anderson deserved getting knocked out for his stupid antics.  Now GSP should finish his contract, and go sign a big contract with Bellator, and help build Bellator after he whoops Askren's ass.  If GSP wasn't such a nice and loyal guy he'd leave Dana unless a public apology by Dana is issued and a blowjob from blowhard Dana to go with it.  

ShatsBassoon site profile image  

7/6/13 12:09 PM by ShatsBassoon

Dana just says what people want to hear. Once he was saying he didn't want GSP to fight Silva because he was to big, bigger than Forrest. Wish I could find the vid but at work.

Herman Munster site profile image  

7/6/13 10:19 AM by Herman Munster

GSP should finish his contract and then dump the UFC to go over to Bellator and beat Ben Askrens ass and then retire.  Fuck Dana White.

Herman Munster site profile image  

7/6/13 10:16 AM by Herman Munster

All Dana gives a fuck about is making "super-fights"  happen...  He doesn't give a shit about GSP's legacy.  The only one who needs to give a shit about his legacy is GSP.   Dana wants GSP to make money, and he wants GSP to lose to make more money.   GSP loses, then Dana pressures Jones and Jones/Anderson to make more money off "super fights".  GSP beating Silva will kill the chance of Jones/Silva.  That's why Dana says he can go back down to his belt after the super fight.  He clearly doesn't think GSP will win nor does he want GSP to win..Why should GSP be pressured into taking a super fight from his boss, that his boss doesn't believe or want him to win.

BanjaCop site profile image  

7/6/13 9:48 AM by BanjaCop

Jeez I'm so sick of this discussion.People rag on GSP for being "scared" but it's ok for Silva to be scared of the super fight with Jones?I know he's moved up before, but we're discussing the super fight. Period.

Herman Munster site profile image  

7/6/13 9:47 AM by Herman Munster

  That's great Spanky.  Things change.  The sport changes. The division changes.  Near career ending injuries  can change things.     In 2008/9 the WW division looked much different.  It looked like it may begin to run out of contenders.  Thus GSP would have probably had no choice to move up.   Fast forward to 2011, GSP sustains a near career ending injury that has him out about a year and a half.  Of course something of that nature is going to change your career plans and goals, especially upon your return to defending your Championship belt, your division now does not lack contenders.   It in fact has more contenders than it ever has.   You are a sad little man to insist on clinging to something said in 2008/9 given the evolvement and changes since that time.  Don't care what Anderson says until it happens.  Anderson is the "talking parrot" of all "talking parrots".  He said he could make 170 to fight GSP to.  Anderson wants a washed up Roy more than anything, and Dana already trying to make that happen for his special man Anderson tells me we are still a ways away from Anderson stepping up and fighting the only relevant Jones in the UFC, Bones Jones.

Herman Munster site profile image  

7/6/13 9:31 AM by Herman Munster

  Matt Serra's last fight at LW was in 2004 against a now BW Ivan Menjivar.  He had no fights at LW leading up to GSP or post GSP.   Matt Serra won the WW TUF to fight for the belt.  GSP didn't call out a LW.  Serra fighting at WW won a WW contest to fight GSP.  Is that hard for you to understand? How is someone a LW if they can't stay away from the pasta enough to make LW, again having not fought at that weight since 2004.     BJ Penn was the former WW champion before GSP arrived.  BJ Penn couldn't get over someone else coming along and conquering the WW division and insisted he be put in the middle of it.  Dana gave BJ whatever BJ wanted, and then he would give him a rematch, just as BJ wanted.   How about I talk about all the WW's Anderson has already fought in the UFC. Seen as how we like to talk about the "LW's" GSP has fought.... Pat Cote, Damian Maia, Nathan Marquart, all WW's.   I think I've seen Anderson fight enough under sized WW's in the UFC already.  it's Anderson who needs to step it up kid.  GSP already has a crown, and he still has legit competition at his weight class.  Anderson is the one who struggles to find opponents in his talent thin division.  The obligation is on him to fight worthy opponents...He needs to step it up kid.  GSP has not run out of options at that weight, they keep coming, because he fights in and rules the best division in MMA.

BshMstr site profile image  

7/6/13 12:22 AM by BshMstr

so, just to be clear, GSP, at 5'10" 170 is somehow more comparable to Anderson at 6'2" 185 than anyone else? while Anderson jumps to LHW to avoid losing his title 3x, he's gonna call out the smaller guy?c'mon.....

KingInFishnetsBottomingBetas site profile image  

7/6/13 12:21 AM by KingInFishnetsBottomingBetas

WHat a yelllow belly, the dogs belly is up.

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

7/5/13 11:39 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

In 2008/9:GSP states his goal in MMA is to move up and be the MW champion.Anderson states he would never fight for the lhw belt, ever, because his teammates fight there.Just a little history lesson. Since then GSP has had every possible excuse not to.Now Anderson has said in numerous interviews that he is willing to fight Jones. GSP's most recent justification is that he doesn't need to fight Anderson, because wiedman will win.