White: If GSP vs. Silva at 170, belt not on the line

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Following his win over Carlos Condit this past Saturday, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre noted that UFC Middleweight Anderson Silva fought in PRIDE at 168 pounds and possibly carried the kind of frame suited to weight gains and drops – unlike him.

While UFC President Dana White hopes to make the match in 2013, one incentive would likely be off the table if Silva dropped to welterweight: GSP’s belt.

“Probably not, because I don’t know how many times Anderson would actually defend it,” said White.

“It’s more of a pound-for-pound, legacy-type fight,” said White, who plans to give St-Pierre plenty of time to recover from his recent bout before approaching the possible matchup.

For his part, Silva suggested the potential fight should take place at 177 pounds.

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