Silva will crush GSP, says Steven Seagal
MANILA, Philippines – Anderson Silva will likely crush Georges St-Pierre if the biggest superfight in mixed martial arts (MMA) takes place, said Hollywood actor and martial arts expert Steven Seagal.
Seagal said his friend Silva does not only enjoy the size advantage over St-Pierre, but he also believes that the Brazilian superstar has the advantage in terms of skills.
“I think that Anderson has the distinct advantage not only in size and weight, but also in his skill and his ability. I don't want to say [Anderson would] run right though him, but I think he will decisively win," said Seagal in MMA Fighting.
Silva, Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) middleweight king, has called out St-Pierre shortly after the Canadian defended his welterweight title against Carlos Condit.
St-Pierre, however, remained non-committal about the superfight, citing his huge size and weight disparity when compared to Silva.
The 5-foot-10 French-Canadian fights at a 170-pound weight limit, while Silva stands at 6-foot-2 and fights at a 185-pound limit.
St-Pierre said that even at a 177-pound catchweight, Silva could re-hydrate up to 210 pound on the day of the fight.
“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," said the UFC welterweight champion.