UFC News: Georges St-Pierre Tells Trainer He Wants Anderson Silva Fight

John Heinis@HeinisHardNewsSenior Analyst IDecember 6, 2012

Nov 17, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Georges St-Pierre attacks Carlos Condit during their Welterweight title bout at UFC 154 at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Fight fans can breathe a little easier after the head trainer at Tristar Gym told MMA Fighting that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Anderson Silva. Firas Zahabi said:

I asked him if he wants to fight Anderson. He told me, ‘Yes.' But I think there's a lot to be negotiated, so I don't know much more than that. If one day they tell me he's fighting Anderson Silva, I'll treat him accordingly. If they tell me he's fighting Nick Diaz, I'll treat him accordingly. 

St-Pierre's head coach went on to say that the champion is currently on vacation following a hard-fought decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 154 last month, and has yet to receive an offer from the UFC for his next fight. 

Zahabi's comments didn't just come out of the blue. Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight Tuesday that Silva's manager doesn't believe GSP will ever agree to terms to fight The Spider.

St-Pierre has never had much concrete to say about the potential superfight, recently stating that he will go toe-to-toe with Silva on his own terms

Meanwhile, Zahabi has recently come under fire for saying suspended UFC welterweight Nick Diaz is the true divisional number one contender over Johny Hendricks. 

Hendricks has won five in a row, defeating perennial contenders such as Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and Martin Kampmann.

On the other hand, Diaz is coming off a controversial decision loss against Condit at UFC 143 in February, though the legitimate bad blood he has with the French-Canadian could still sell a lot of tickets.

Is there any chance of St-Pierre fighting Silva in 2013, or has that ship sailed a long time ago?