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Georges St-Pierre: “It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fight at 185.”

AndersonSilva - MMAWEEKLYMuch has been made out of the possibility of a super-fight between UFC champions Georges St-Pierre (24-2) and Anderson Silva (33-4) even though the two have never actually come close to colliding inside the Octagon. Still, the dominance each has displayed over their decorated careers coupled with the closeness of their divisions has created an intriguing combination many fans (and UFC President Dana White) can’t seem to shrug off.

However, as it turns out, St-Pierre thinks middleweight is such a stretch he’d be better off dipping down to lightweight if dead set on making a move.

“I don’t do much cutting. It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fight at 185. I would be more at my weight,” said St-Pierre this week on the Joe Rogan Experience, adding, “I’m not a big guy, I’m not thick.”

St-Pierre went on to emphasize the advantage Silva has when it comes to height/weight. Though GSP left a little room open for him to change his mind, he ultimately pointed to 170-pound contender Johny Hendricks as “probably” being his next challenge rather than the brilliant Brazilian.

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5 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    Just like Silva’s better @ m w than l h w and Jones is better @ l h w than h w because of size advantage. That’s common sense he’d rather fight naturally smaller guys.

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  • MCM says:

    GSP seems pretty shredded at 170, I doubt he could make 155. Then again, Guillard makes it and he’s only 1 inch shorter than GSP. As for not making 185…..that’s what he enters the cage at all the time. Just don’t go through a weight cut.
    Of course Silva is gonna be bigger than GSP, he’d be bigger even if Rush puts on 20lbs of pure muscle, that’s not the point. The point is to test oneself against the best in the world. Just as Jones will always be bigger than Anderson, but we still want that fight cause it’s the best against the best.
    BJ Penn, Gegard Mousasi, Frankie Edgar all won divisional championships fighting bigger opponents without cutting weight. (OK, BJ still had to cut) I understand if he doesn’t want to fight Anderson, he’s got a legacy to consider too. But saying that he can’t make 185 (when he already is) and saying he’s suited for 155 (when he most certainly is not) just rings hollow.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    From a physical standpoint, GSP would look more evenly matched standing next to Melvin Guillard than he would Anderson Silva. I think that’s what he’s generally getting at… His home is 170 but apart from that he *fits* in better with the LW division than he does the MW division. He’s got a pretty small frame.

    Silva vs. Jones continues to make more sense from every angle.

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  • MCM says:

    I’ve never seen GSP in person. I can’t tell you how small or big his frame is. All I know is he fought Jon Fitch, a man that fought comfortably at 185, Thiago Alves, a man that has trouble getting his body to the 170lb limit, and BJ Penn, a man that dominated the LW division. GSP was larger than all of them.

    If Martin Kampmann can go 13-2 (4-1 UFC) in the MW division, and Damien Maia can go 15-4 (9-4 UFC) at MW and get a shot at the Anderson, then I have to believe GSP would do fairly well at Middleweight.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Maybe, just maybe he doesn’t care about Anderson Silva. This super fight talk has been 100% media driven. Maybe he is comfortable and content to stay at WW where he has success.

    GSP isn’t the one bouncing between divisions to beat up some guy at the bottom of the MW division.

    I understand the Jones/Silva argument because Anderson has made the journey to LHW and looked very dominant.

    GSP has been his typical polite, respectful self when asked about the subject, but I haven’t seen anything that suggests strong interest in a fight with Silva.

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