A lot of folks believe the timing’s right for a fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, but it doesn’t seem like the former welterweight champ’s too interested in making the long discussed bout happen.
Until just recently, the MMA world was expecting GSP to return to the cage later this year against middleweight champ, Michael Bisping. But, since St-Pierre won’t be ready to fight until November, the UFC is going to grant Yoel Romero a title shot.
So, since Silva’s currently without a fight, and because GSP was planning to fight at 185, why not book that match-up? Well, while talking to TSN recently, the Canadian star had this to say about fighting Silva (quote via MMA Junkie):
“It could happen; it depends on the condition (because) fights are about timing,” St-Pierre said. “Sometimes the guys stock are higher, and sometimes it’s lower. You want the guy that the stock is the highest. It fluctuates. I don’t think his stock right now is very high. He’s a legend for the stuff he has done in the past, but he’s not the same as he was back in the day.”
Now, GSP didn’t outright say no the possibility of facing Silva. But, he certainly doesn’t sound very interested. Since St-Pierre confirmed he was coming back, he has said he only plans to fight a few times, and that he wants each bout to be as big as possible. One would think Silva – GSP would move a lot of tickets and PPV buys, although, if it had gone down say four years ago, it would have way, way bigger.
Could GSP end up fighting the winner of Tyron Woodley – Demian Maia?