Earlier in the week, St-Pierre told UFC Connected that he would want the promotion to ban Anderson Silva from competing so that St-Pierre has the time he needs to gain weight.
When asked about the difference in size, St-Pierre was aware of the seemingly large size difference between himself and Anderson Silva. He told Sportsnet.ca:
Anderson used to fight at 168lbs, just a few years ago in Japan. I don't know what he truly walks around at. I've heard at times, 230lbs, he's a very big guy.
I walk around at 188, 190lbs. To put on weight, or for me to lose weight, is very hard. I'm an ectomorph, that's the body type and physique that I have. I have a hard time losing and gaining weight.
St-Pierre spoke of his need for time in order to move up in weight in order to face Anderson Silva, without hurting his style and performance inside of the cage:
I could do it, but it depends on the matter of time that I can do it in. It will definitely take time, but is the UFC willing to give me the time to do so? Same for the fans.
I will not be able to fight during that time and the same for Anderson, because what if he loses? No one is invincible; then this fight would be thrown out the window.
With St-Pierre stating the conditions for a proposed match, is this super-fight closer to happening than we all think?
For now, St Pierre meets Carlos Condit for the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 137. If St-Pierre is to lose to Carlos Condit, then fans will probably have to wait a little longer for the proposed super-fight between Silva and St-Pierre.
St-Pierre was also humble in the fact that he thinks that Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter in the world right now.
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