UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher believes 185-kingpin Anderson Silva would beat Georges St-Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion, if their epic superfight ever comes to fruition.
"The Talent" explained his pick in an interview with MMA Mania.
Man, that's a really hard to pick but I have to go with Anderson though. He has the size, he finds a way to win, he has knockout power in his hands. GSP is so sharp you can't really get in on him, he'll probably find a way to get Anderson down at some point, but just getting in on a taller guy on his legs like that is—it could make a big difference what weight they fight at.
Belcher did go on to say that in the off chance Silva and St-Pierre fought at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds, he would lean toward the French-Canadian picking up the victory.
If it's a catchweight somewhere in the middle, Anderson has the advantage. If Anderson could make 170, then that'll level the playing field. He won't have the power, you know, he'll loose a little. You loose some mass, you loose some power, you loose some gas, so, if he had to cut down to 170 then I would pick GSP. If they meet somewhere in the middle I think Anderson would tear him apart pretty easily.
While the showdown between St-Pierre and "The Spider" has been rumored for years, it still does not appear to be on the immediate horizon.
Last week, UFC President Dana White said GSP will likely fight former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz in his next title defense.
The Tristar Gym standout is fresh off a "Fight of the Night" victory performance against Carlos Condit at UFC 154 last month.
Additionally, Silva announced last month that he doesn't plan to step back into the Octagon until late 2013. He last defended his title against rival Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 in July, winning via TKO in the second round.
Meanwhile, Belcher is 6-1 in his past seven bouts, most recently scoring an upset win over Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FOX 3 in May.
He has a chance to avenge his first UFC loss back at UFC 62 in Aug. 2006 when he rematches Yushin Okami at UFC 155 later this month.
Does Belcher have the logistics of a GSP-Silva superfight down pat, or is he completely off base with his assessment of the fight?
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