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GSP Thinks Super Fight with Anderson Silva Could Be Prevented by Chris Weidman

Jan. 31, 2009; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre during the post fight press conference after defeating B.J. Penn (not pictured) during the welterweight championship in UFC 94 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. St-Pierre defeated Penn with a fourth round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
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John HeinisSenior Analyst IAugust 14, 2012

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has heard UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's camp call him out for a superfight, but "Rush" believes there is one man who may ensure that bout never happens: Chris Weidman. 

"You never know what's going to happen in the future," St-Pierre told MMA Fighting. "A lot of things can change. There are a lot of big fights coming up. Chris Weidman, I've seen him in training. He's at a different level. He can be world champion if he fights Anderson first. So, this fight is not written in blood. If all goes well and all the stars are aligned, yeah, maybe one day it will happen. But right now, I just came back and I need to fight Carlos Condit. We'll see what's going to happen next."

At no point did St-Pierre indicate that didn't have interest in eventually meeting "The Spider" inside the Octagon, but instead said that now wasn't the time to focus on such a fight.

"I’m interested to fight whoever they (the UFC) put in front of me," he said. "I’m not afraid of nobody. I want to make the biggest fight. Right now, I just came back from a long time off, and I think the first guy in line is Carlos Condit. So I’m going to get who they give me."

GSP is scheduled to make his return in to a home crowd in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for UFC 154 when he takes on UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit to unify the belts. The bout is scheduled for Nov. 17.

The Canadian champion's endorsement of Weidman is intriguing since "The All-American" trains at the Serra-Longo Fight Team in Long Island, New York. 

Therefore, one of Weidman's head coaches is former UFC welterweight title holder Matt Serra. "The Terror" is the last man to defeat St-Pierre all the way back at UFC 69 in April 2007.

Serra's victory was unanimously considered the upset of the year, though GSP had his revenge when the two rematched at UFC 83 almost exactly one year later. 

Yesterday, UFC president Dana White announced that Silva doesn't plan to fight again until 2013, also indicating that Weidman will have to wait for a title bout, just like all the other UFC middleweight contenders. 

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