Report: GSP wants $50 million to fight Anderson Silva


During the latest episode of The MMA Beat, Mike Straka dropped some news via "somebody close to St. Pierre" that the French-Canadian wants to get paid a significant amount of cash to battle the 185-pound king.

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

I'm no mathematician nor an economist but I do know for a fact that that's a shit ton of money. Now how did that number come to be?

"Because he said that Georges has 10 fights left in his career at $8 million 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."

That's some compellingly cold logic. "I'll take the fight but because he might kill my career, I want to be paid as though I never took the fight and went about my career as it was" makes sense here.

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FreakDaddy site profile image  

12/3/12 9:56 AM by FreakDaddy

Mdson VTFU......

56sav site profile image  

12/2/12 9:53 AM by 56sav

Let's keep the pressure up. The more this gets discussed the better :)

Chromium site profile image  

12/2/12 9:42 AM by Chromium

This shit actually _did_ come from thin air, I think that's been confirmed now. Even the claim that he currently makes $8 million a fight seemed suspiciously high (pretty sure it is closer $5 million, which would still make him the highest paid MMA fighter on earth). Even as a starting point, $50 million is not remotely tenable and would probably create a backlash (Dana White would hardball him on principle if GSP tried this shit in real life). His manager would know that. Maybe GSP himself came up with this idea and ran it by a few people (including the "source" very close to him), but even his manager would tell him they were never going to get close to that. Even $30 million is a pipe dream.

New Leaf 1.0 site profile image  

12/2/12 9:35 AM by New Leaf 1.0

If you believe this - please go back to first grade math class.

Zaph site profile image  

12/2/12 9:33 AM by Zaph

Demetrious Johnson has been ducking Alistair Overeem for a long time.

georgejonesjr site profile image  

12/2/12 9:29 AM by georgejonesjr

Can't duck someone not in your weight division. If Anderson drops to 170 and GSP refuses to fight, then he's ducking him.Unless GSP is also ducking Jon Jones, and JDS, and Shogun, and every other guy in a heavier weight division.

Mdson site profile image  

12/2/12 9:20 AM by Mdson

^Just like when Ariel reported that Jon made 50k for his Nike deal.

Mdson site profile image  

12/2/12 9:19 AM by Mdson

I would've thought that as a fighter yourself, you know not to believe every rumour you hear/read...Even common sense says this is a false report and either Straka or his "source" is lying.

Entreri site profile image  

12/2/12 9:08 AM by Entreri

GSP has denied saying this. This is like an opening salvo, a feeler put out there by possibly someone on his team, so when Dana hears a real offer...well, that sounds more reasonable.If Dana was willing to offer $10M for Fedor, who is a not a draw, $20-25M each for the Superfight.

Carma site profile image  

12/2/12 8:58 AM by Carma

this is the Pacquiao vs Mayweather of MMA, will probably never happen