GSP on superfight vs. Silva: His stock is not very high
UFC welterweight G.O.A.T. spoke recently with Canada’s TSN about a superfight with league G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva that has been discussed for many, many years. The conversation comes after a planned title shot at middleweight champion Michael Bisping fell through, when GSP said he wouldn’t be ready to fight until after October.
“It could happen; it depends on the condition (because) fights are about timing,” said GSP as transcribed by Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie. “Sometimes the guys stock are higher, and sometimes it’s lower. You want the guy that the stock is the highest. It fluctuates. I don’t think his stock right now is very high. He’s a legend for the stuff he has done in the past, but he’s not the same as he was back in the day.”
White spoke with reporters after UFC 211 and said he was holding off on talks for a while, as GSP does not plan to fight for many months. And White thinks it will be at 170, not 185, where in White’s estimation GSP saw a unique opportunity in Bisping.
“I told GSP obviously it’s not worth talking about right now until we look at the landscape,” said White. “He needs to figure out what he wants to do in the 170-pound division, who he wants to fight there. I don’t know if he wants to move up in weight and fight these murderers at 185. I think he liked the Bisping fight. I think he saw that as a fight that was winnable and saw Bisping as the guy who is beatable.”