After dismissing the idea of welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre moving up to middleweight to face 185-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC President Dana White expressed interest in the matchup on Thursday after Silva told Yahoo Sports this week that he could drop to 170-pounds for a matchup with GSP to ‘test himself’.
“I’m blown away that he even said that. If it’s true, if he could cut down to 170 then I would look at a GSP fight. I would do it,” White told MMA Fighting. “I don’t like the idea of GSP moving up, but I’m interested if Silva can make 170.”
White’s interview with MMA Fighting is embedded below, and also includes talk of the UFC’s likely summer event in Afghanistan and the possibility that lightweight champ BJ Penn could return to welterweight after fighting Frankie Edgar on Saturday:
Pictured: Anderson Silva