Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in chatter pertaining to the possibility of UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre facing middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva in a “super-fight” pitting two of the sport’s top pound-for-pound pugilists against each other. However, while Silva’s dance card is currently clear, St-Pierre is scheduled to face Carlos Condit in mid-November after 18 months of inactivity due to injuries.
Based on the challenges Condit presents coupled with the extended break from competition he’s coming off of, GSP is tired of talking about Silva and is honed in on his next fight, not one he might be booked in.
“I focus only on the present moment. That’s what I’ve learned in my career. Don’t focus on the future because you never know what’s gonna happen. Things change,” reflected St-Pierre in an interview with MMAWeekly. “I’m not speculating. I’m thinking about Condit right now; that’s what I should do.”
“I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now, but I just came back from an injury, so maybe some people see me as a weak link,” he concluded. “We’ll see what’s going to happen in the future.”
If St-Pierre and Silva do meet in the Octagon, UFC President Dana White has hinted the tilt could take place inside a stadium. As appealing as the idea may be, for now, it looks like GSP’s mind will only be on the Bell Centre in Montreal and the notion of retaining his status as 170-pound champion rather than potentially cementing his legacy against a legendary foe.
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