Dana White: Anderson Silva says he can make 170, easy


UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has expressed the hope for a superfight with UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silvato be at his home weight of 170, as GSP fells the move to 185 would be permanent.

Late in 2012 that provoked Anderson’s personal physician, to says it would be ‘criminal’ to try and get Silva fighter down to that weight.

“It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg," said the doctor. "He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much."

“For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity."

However, at Wednesday’s press conference in England, UFC president Dana White revealed that Silva has no qualms about dropping to 170.

“Anderson would go to (170 pounds), too,” said White . “Yeah, he said he’d do it. He says he can make (170) easy. It’s insane.”

Silva has competed at 174, in a disquaification loss to Yushin Okami at Rumble on the Rock 8 on January 20, 2006. Since then he has dominated 185 like no one ever, with forays up to 205.

White was asked which he thought was more likely, 170 or 205.

“I’ll take either one, and both,” said White.


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Entreri site profile image  

2/18/13 9:15 AM by Entreri

You may have shut up the King of Losers for a short while at least.

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2/18/13 9:12 AM by eljamaiquino


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2/18/13 8:53 AM by Entreri

Why is Anderson not asking for fight GSP then? Why the delay?I want to see this fight ASAP.

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2/18/13 8:50 AM by Lazer MMA

No lets ignore that the poster called GSP "A FUCKING PUSSY" Etc.....Lets's forget direct quotes from AS (why no AS fan should talk about the topic ever). Those AS fans that shit on GSP will be hit back in Kind by me as usual using not my words by AS's, his mangers's (on tape) and more facts.Do not call fights names as such and all is well.

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2/18/13 8:48 AM by Lazer MMA


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2/18/13 8:47 AM by Akston

I want to see him with 2 belts

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2/18/13 8:23 AM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

There goes laser with his outdated quotes and spamming of the same shit over and over. Lets ignore the.most RECENT quotes from Dana Ed and Anderson that the Jones fight is very possible, and only count the quotes laser wants us to count....

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2/18/13 7:51 AM by Lazer MMA

Why and how AS fans can open there flaps like this time and again given the below (and much more) is really a mind bender. These below are direct quotes."I think [GSP] would be a great challenge for me. I prefer him over Jon Jones. He's smaller. It'll be a little bit easier. I'll be hit less."Read more at http://www.espn.co.uk/ufc/sport/story/174733.html#F8oDszHlPqfIeuRd.99 “Well, there are many possibilities, but fighting Jon Jones is one of them that I don’t think is possible,” Silva said on Thursday. “There’s no way.”http://www.mmaweekly.com/anderson-silva-theres-no-way-a-super-fight-with-jon-jones-happensMW is historically the weakest division in MMA too boot, this by far.

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2/18/13 4:00 AM by KingOfFighters

Also gsp love to point out how fighters are less likely to pull the trigger, due to intimidation etc etc. Gsp's takedown ability would be strained because every shot he takes, he could eat a knee from hell, and wake up with British teeth.

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2/17/13 10:22 AM by orcus

He didn't make the Condit fight look easy, why would a fight with Anderson?