Report: GSP wants $50 million to fight Anderson Silva

Saturday, December 01, 2012

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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