Georges St. Pierre insisted Chris Weidman would defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 162 this weekend, so much so, he believed any “super fight” talk about him facing “The Spider” was pointless. Well, turns out GSP was right, but even he admits the shocking upset didn’t go down the way he (or anyone else for that matter) thought it would.
The renowned fighter was competing in the World Series of Poker this weekend, and Poker Listings.com caught up with St. Pierre on Sunday to get his thoughts on Weidman’s win. The champion said:
“I predicted Chris Weidman would win but I didn’t think he’d win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up.”
Despite the fact GSP picked Weidman to take the tilt, and further, that he also said in the interview that Weidman would win a rematch, the vet noted:
“But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he’s the best in the world.”
And as far as how the fight ended? As a result of Silva’s ‘gameplan’ and having his hands closer to his feet than his jaw? St. Pierre said Silva “is very good at getting into his opponent’s head” and that further:
“It almost worked this time but he got caught. It doesn’t mean that it was a bad strategy for him.”
Today marks day two as the MMA world awaits to see if Silva will seek out a rematch. As far as GSP, pretty soon he’ll begin preparing for John Hendricks, who he’ll fight on November 16th. Could we see another historic championship run end at UFC 167?