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And in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

-Henry The Fourth, Part 2 Act 3, scene 1

Before the loss of his title to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson Silva discusssed repeatedly the increasing pressure of being the greatest champion in the UFC.

It is a pressure that few can truly understand, or maybe only one can understand. When asked if he, too, felt the pressure, UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre was at a loss for words.

"I can understand a little bit what he means by that," said GSP finally after a long pause during Monday's UFC 167 media day.

"It seems like when you're champion for a long time, it's the fans, the people, that demand something different. They want the change. As more fights happen, they put more pressure. The pressure builds and builds and builds and builds up until it explodes. It's hard sometimes mentally, even for me sometimes, it's hard because my life changed. You need to find a way to keep having fun, and even though the critics are there, you keep having fun at what you do."

"In Montreal, before I could've gone wherever I want. Now it's different. I'm a shy guy. I'll tell you the truth, I don't enjoy being bothered, and I never say no to a fan. I say yes to everybody. But I don't enjoy this. That's not the reason why I'm fighting. I'm fighting because I like to do what I do.

"For the fans, it's part of the game, and you have to do it even though sometimes you have some days that you don't feel like it. ... You still have to do it because you owe them. They're the people that make me live."

GSP illustrated how far fan adration can go, by relating an incident from several years ago.

"I was sitting on the toilet and I heard screaming, ‘GSP! GSP are you there?!'" he explained. "I was saying to myself, ‘Are you serious? Is he really calling me while I'm on the toilet right now?' And I didn't say a word. So I'm waiting and I'm like, ‘Shoot, I can't believe he's doing this to me.' I'm a shy guy. I don't like to be on the spot. So I wait. When I finished, I flushed and I even waited the next five minutes to make sure everybody that was in the [bathroom] when the guy called me ... was gone, so it was different people because I don't want to be put on the spot."

An up and coming fighter can prepare himself to fight. But how do you prepare yourself for some UGer yelling at you through the stall of an airport bathroom door?

GSP sounded a little weary as he looked into the future.

"I always want to fight the best guy, but there's so many guys coming up. They're all calling me because I'm the champion, so I'm the target for them," St-Pierre said. "I have the crown. One day, one guy beat me; he's going to have the crown, so it won't be me anymore."

"People forget a little bit. I don't believe I will still be as famous as I am now, because I'm the champion and have the spotlight. One day I will retire. I will go away and after maybe three years people will start to forget a little bit. Some people will still recognize me. It won't be as much."

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7/31/13 10:29 AM
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BS.

GSP is an ICON in this game. He'll never be forgotten.
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I knew that was him in the shitter! Phone Post
7/31/13 10:32 AM
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Wow, what an honest interview. It amazes me there are people out there that don't like GSP. He's the most humble, genuine, hard-working guy in the UFC.

I hope this interview isn't indicative that he's lost motivation to continue to be UFC champion. I'd love to see him fight a couple more times and go out on top. If anyone deserves to leave the sport without a loss that hasn't been avenged, it's GSP.
7/31/13 10:34 AM
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GSP is one of my all-time idols in the sport. Humble, hardworking, and genuine. Phone Post
7/31/13 11:05 AM
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And just like that I forgave him for all the jabby jabby-double-repeat stuff. Oh GSP, I can't stay mad at you.
7/31/13 11:08 AM
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50 bucks says the dude in the bathroom was the guy that posted the graph thread Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:18 AM
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It'll be a sad day when he losses the belt , much like how I felt when Anderson lost Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:21 AM
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UGCTT_Messiah - 50 bucks says the dude in the bathroom was the guy that posted the graph thread Phone Post 3.0
Lol Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:26 AM
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What do you mean one day? Matt Serra made you tap to strikes in your prime. Phone Post 3.0
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That was a nice write-up.  I have to echo that sentiment that as frustrating as it can get sometimes, watching him in a 5 round fight and thinking "man, if you just let it go, you could end this", when I sit back and think about it, he is  an extrememly disciplined and dominant champion and I respect him for that.  And on top of it, he seems to be a genuinely good guy.  I've always been a fan, and I'll always be a fan.

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You lowlifes that hound these guys need to get a life. Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:34 AM
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So basically the FRAT is that GSP was too embarrassed by the smell of his shit to leave the toilet so he had to let it blow over for 5 minutes before exitting the stall? Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:45 AM
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HUGE Silva fan here, but how anyone can hate on Georges is beyond me.


Great read Phone Post
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GSP is all class. I understand success breeds envy but the hate he gets on these forums is way over the top.

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In before "that dump he took is the only thing GSP has finished in years" jokes... Phone Post
7/31/13 11:51 AM
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GSP interviews are always great for two reasons... first is that he comes off as really genuine and humble, and second it's fun to read interviews in his accent.

7/31/13 11:54 AM
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Seems like a really solid guy. Backed hard. Phone Post 3.0
7/31/13 11:56 AM
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But seriously, great read. Georges is a fantastic athlete and I can't wait for his fight with Hendricks. I've read several times that he is a "shy person," but not wanting to be bothered while sitting on the toilet has nothing to do with being shy... that's completely normal, lol. I'm sorry that happened to him. He has been a great champion and has cemented his legacy- seeing him come back from his injury and take on Carlos Condit in a war was a thing of beauty. I sincerely doubt GSP will ever be forgotten within the annals of MMA history, and his name will always come up in "GOAT" discussions because he has achieved so many wins over many different stellar opponents... in a division that has always been stacked with legitimate threatening competition.

Regardless of what happens next, GSP will not be forgotten... he is notorious for not giving himself enough credit. More of a modest guy than a "shy" guy, in my opinion. Can't wait to see St. Pierre vs. Hendricks. When Georges gets thoroughly challenged, he performs at his best. I'm sure we will be highly entertained regardless of outcome during his next fight. Phone Post
7/31/13 12:08 PM
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Didn't Fedor start saying this right before he lost? GSP probably loses in next few fights. It must be extremely difficult to stay on that level for so long.
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Mr Makaveli - What do you mean one day? Matt Serra made you tap to strikes in your prime. Phone Post 3.0
One day...again. Phone Post 3.0
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I enjoyed that piece, thank you.
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Mr Makaveli - What do you mean one day? Matt Serra made you tap to strikes in your prime. Phone Post 3.0
We're you even watching mma then son, show some respect you piece of shit Phone Post 3.0
That wasn't gsp's prime, I believe he's in his prime right now Phone Post 3.0

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