Remember when Dana White was extra bald and extra shouty as he yelled something along the lines of, “The people want a superfight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre and I’m going to make sure it happens!” Well, it seems that I still have a better chance of providing my middle school with that Coke machine in the cafeteria that I promised all those years ago than the UFC President does of making this dream match come true.
GSP was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience earlier this week, and among other things he discussed the possibility of making this superfight happen, and he basically admitted that there’s the slimmest of chances if any.
“I need to do stuff in my division before I take (a superfight) because it has moved now,” said St-Pierre. (Via MMA Weekly)
He’s referring to the fact that the welterweight division is absolutely stacked right now, with Johny Hendricks doing everything short of challenging Cthulhu to get his title shot against the UFC Welterweight Champion, while Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz wouldn’t mind rematches against GSP as well. And on top of those guys, you’ve got Rory MacDonald waiting in the wings and young guns like Jordan Mein and Gunnar Nelson quickly making names for themselves. Some may argue Nelson’s name being mentioned here, but as I’ve made clear, my dream for him is to be the man who eventually takes GSP’s title as Nelson’s “Love and Affection” plays in the background, but that’s neither here nor there.
But there’s a little more to it than just St-Pierre wanting to take on guys who are worthy and Nick Diaz.
“Anderson Silva is very big. He’s 230 pounds. He’s a very big guy, walking around very big and I’m 190 pounds. It’s a lot of weight difference. If this fight happens one day, we’re going to have to decide what weight class and everything,” he said.
“I don’t do a lot of cutting. It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fighting at 185. I would be more at my weight naturally. There’s guys at 155 that walk around 190 like me,” said St-Pierre. “They think I’m big because I have a large frame, but I’m not a big guy. I’m not thick.”
“If he wants to make 170, I weigh 170, and he can (come down to) 170, that’s fine,” said St-Pierre.
I don’t really give a poop if the superfight happens or not, as long as Hendricks is next in line for a title shot. And, you know, it’s not 5 rounds of GSP laying on top of him.