The potential super-fight that everyone is buzzing about—and could can come to fruition before the ball drops on 2011—just had a little bit of Brazilian fuel added to the fire courtesy of Josuel Dlstak, one of Silva's many coaches, via an interview with Tatame:
"Georges St. Pierre should stay in his division (laughs), because if he moves up he’d have much headache. St. Pierre is a strategic fighter. Besides being very dangerous, Anderson also is strategic, so he has two weapons. Anderson has an advantage over St. Pierre because of his reach and game, he has a more efficient Muay Thai and a tough ground game, Anderson will be prepared for him."
If Georges St. Pierre can dispose of Jake Shields at UFC 129, on April 30th, the word on the street—and straight out of Dana Whites mouth—is that the Canadian superstar will likely move up in weight to take on current middleweight Kingpin Anderson Silva...in a fight that would without a doubt settle the debate over who the best P4P fighter on the planet is.
But St. Pierre has said that he wants to do it right and take his time adding even more muscle to his frame. So how long would that push the fight to? In the meantime, will the UFC brass let the man with the longest win streak in UFC history sit on the shelves and gather cobwebs?
UFC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is set to take place August 27, 2011, and with no rumored fights yet, a middleweight title fight between Silva and always a bridesmaid but never a bride Yushin Okami would certainly be a nice addition to the card.
Whatever the final result, apparently at least one of Silva's coaches doesn't want the fight, or rather, is trying to taunt St. Pierre into taking it. Let the war of words—at least on one side of the fence—begin.
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