When UFC superstar Anderson Silva announced he planned on attending this weekend’s UFC 154 lineup featuring a unification bout between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim title-holder Carlos Condit, the MMA world began speculating on whether or not “The Spider” would hold GSP’s feet to the fire on the super-fight Silva’s been seeking for months if St-Pierre is successful. However, according to Silva, he has no interest in offering a challenge to St-Pierre seconds after a potential win and will be at the show as a fan rather than rival.
“My focus is my personal plans,” explained Silva in an interview with TATAME. “(The UFC) can make what they want (in terms of a fight). I’m in the comfort zone, so I’m not worried about it.”
Silva has also recently said he is aiming to take a year off from fighting to focus on personal projects such as a new gym and a few film roles, though many people believe his decision is a means of posturing himself for a sweeter deal if/when St-Pierre comes around on signing for a fight. Thus far St-Pierre has said he’s only thinking about Condit and his future at welterweight rather than moving up for crack at Silva.
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