GSP non-committal on Silva fight
MANILA, Philippines – Following his unanimous decision win over Carlos Condit, UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre has refused to talk about the possibility of facing fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Anderson Silva in a superfight.
St-Pierre has had a grueling match with Condit and would like to take a much-deserved break first before even talking about his next move.
"I just came back and I was fighting Carlos Condit and everybody was asking me about Anderson Silva," the undisputed welterweight champion said in Yahoo! Sports.
"This is disrespectful to me and disrespectful to my opponent. I have to give more attention to the challenger that I have. The guy is the best in the world and I needed to focus on that opponent and not think about the next step.”
UFC president Dana White has been trying to arrange a superfight between St-Pierre and Silva.
He even invited Silva, the reigning middleweight champion, to watch the St-Pierre-Condi fight in Canada.
However, St-Pierre has cited their disparity in height and weight.
The French-Canadian stands 5-foot-10 and fights at a welterweight limit of 170 pounds.
Silva, a native of Brazil, is 6-foot-2 tall and fights at 205-pounds. Sometimes he even takes on light heavyweight fighters.
Even at a 177-pound catchweight, St-Pierre pointed out that Silva is too big for him.
“The thing is, we fight at 177 and I show up at 185. He's maybe 205, 210. I don't know how big he is, maybe he's even 225, 230. He's a big guy."