Anderson Silva Says Georges St-Pierre Is the Best Fight for Him in MMA
UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight champion and pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva has gone on record as saying that 170-pound titlist Georges St-Pierre is the best fight for him in the sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
“GSP is the best fight (for me) in this sport," Silva told ESPN LA 710AM. “It would be a great, great, great fight. He is a good guy. Maybe one day, this is a good fight.”
A fight between two of MMA’s top combatants has been a much talked about affair by the fans and media alike, ever since Silva and St-Pierre cleaned up shop in their respective divisions.
However, the biggest stumbling block to a projected superfight has been the difference in weight class. St-Pierre has stated that he’d need a certain amount of time to acclimatize to 185 pounds, and stipulated that Silva would have to sit on the sidelines whilst he makes that adjustment.
“The Spider” is currently riding a 14-fight winning streak in the Zuffa-based promotion and during that period has defended his crown a record nine-times.
The MMA aficionado is now scheduled to put his title on the line when he locks horns with Chael Sonnen in his native Brazil, some time this summer.
Meanwhile, St-Pierre, who is recuperating from a knee injury sustained during training, has made six successful title defenses. His next opponent, when he steps back into the Octagon, could be new UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit.
Though Silva believes throwing down with St-Pierre could be the highlight of his career, he says a fight with the organization's 205-pound king Jon “Bones” Jones is out of the question.
I saw the first time that Jon Jones fought. I talked to JJ for 3-4 days when we stayed together. I told him, 'You're the best, you focus on training, you have more and more fights a year, but you don't have opening (opponents).
The fight between me and JJ is no good, he is a different [weight] class. In my camp we have Minotouro Nogueira and Lyoto Machida.
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