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Georges St. Pierre Officially On the Chris Weidman Train – Says Challenger Will Finish Anderson Silva

(Video by Sports Net Canada)

During a recent interview with Sports Net Canada, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre took a moment to shit on UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. St. Pierre was called out publicly for months by Silva, who wanted the welterweight champion to come up in weight and fight him in a super fight.

St. Pierre will instead fight Nick Diaz Saturday at UFC 158. Silva will finally fight Chris Weidman later this year. St. Pierre trains regularly in New York City with Phil Nurse and Renzo Gracie boys. Weidman’s Jiu Jitsu lineage goes back to Renzo and GSP calls the #1 middleweight challenger his friend.

And he thinks his relatively unknown friend will smack around Silva with ease.

“I believe he’s going to beat Anderson Silva. I believe it’s a bad match-up for Anderson Silva. Very bad,” he said with a smile. “Not only he’s going to beat, I believe he’s going to beat Anderson Silva. I believe it’s not going to be too long, that fight.”

GSP does leave himself one out, though. He implies that Silva intentionally signed to fight Weidman only now because the challenger will be coming off of major surgery and a long layoff. “Anderson Silva is smart,” Georges says.

“The time to fight [Weidman] is now.”

What do you think, ‘taters? Will GSP be as giddy as Floyd Mayweather was after Manny Pacquiao got knocked out in his last fight if Weidman manages to dethrone Silva? Do you agree that Weidman has a good chance at not just beating Anderson but doing so quickly and with ease?

- Elias Cepeda

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realfighterfan- March 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Weidman is going to be to slow to beat Silva.
realfighterfan- March 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm
One thing for sure is GSP is scared to death of Andersen Silva. GSP even just turned down accepting a fight with Silva at 170 lbs
mgunn- April 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm
That's EXACTLY why GSP talks poorly of AS, saying he's smart and all for choosing this fight after Weidman recovers from an injury (as if AS has much of a choice). The fact is whether Weidman wins or loses, GSP would probably LOSE and he doesn't want the fight so is praying Weidman wins.
Sopapo- March 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Ok im a Weidman Fan, and i get it. You guys just aren't impressed with his performances other than the Munoz fight. Well this will help get things into perspective He debuted in the UFC cause Rafael Natal got injured,so he enterd that fight on a month notice and won. Then we can talk about his fight with Maia. two weeks notice. All the fights he had full camp he finished his opponents. This needs to be told, no mma website is saying this !!
danomite- March 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm
Just to be clear, I'm not sold on Weidman being able to beat Silva. I've only seen maybe two or three of his fights and wasn't that impressed with some of them. If he comes in with the single-mindedness of a Ronda Rousey and is going to do everything in his power to take the fight to the ground, then yeah he has a decent chance to win, but as long as the commission is going to keep letting Anderson grease up his entire body during the introductions Weidman might have a hard time getting it to the ground.
Onan- March 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm
I seem to remember the talk being Lutter's supposed world class bjj was going to be Anderson's kryptonite. Regardless, we've heard the "I'm the guy to beat Silva" talk before. Weidman (auto correct keeps wanting to put "weird man" just hasn't shown me that he has the tools to do it. I brought up Bisping and Vitor because I don't think it's a given that Weidman gets past either of them. I could easily see a fight with Bisping being a close decision. Hell he probably wouldn't get past Maia again in a rematch. The striking in that fight was pretty close.

Anyway, the only way I'm buying is PPV is if the fight turns out good and then I'll get it on replay. I have a feeling Silva wins this before round 4.
NipplesNick- March 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Amen misanthropy
Mr_Misanthropy- March 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Reply to Elias's reply to Onan the Arbarian:

Who are these supposed great middleweights you're talking about? Weedman took Sakara in a decision, choked out Bongfeldt and Lawlor, took a doughy Maia in a decision and he smashed Munoz after Munoz decided to be his own trainer and coach. No offense to Weedman but not exactly a world class resume. Sure he's had a long streak at MW but his 9-0 isn't that amazing. 3 decisions, 3 submissions, and 3 KO/TKOs. His opponents are 95-38 combined. I'm not trying to shit on his opponents but facts are facts: not that impressive. A fights a fight though so I guess you never can tell...
NipplesNick- March 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm
The only significant fighter Weidman beat was Mark Munoz And he was never even that great either. Weidman is going to get a harsh dose of reality.
shatterproof- March 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm
would never bet against Silva but he could certainly use a dose of humility... or if not Andy, then Ed Sores. Would love to see someone shut Ed the fuck up already.
Mr_Misanthropy- March 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm
Check youtube for the video where Aldo is wrestling Soares and making him look like a fat fuck.
danomite- March 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm
@onan I would have said Chael instead of Lutter if I were you. Nobody thought lutter would win. The only reason he got the title shot was because he won the TUF lottery. His odds were probably close to the same odds people gave Serra against GSP, and lutter still came pretty close to finishing anderson. If he weren't such a fatty he probably could have lasted more than a round and a half and, who knows, maybe he might have even made weight for the fight.
Mr Jeff 1- March 11, 2013 at 11:52 am
Onan, how could you even bring Bisping into this?
Onan- March 11, 2013 at 11:37 am
I seem to remember Travis Lutter being the guy who had the "perfect" style to be at Silva. Then it was Dan Henderson and his world-class wrestling. We all know how those fights turned out. Everybody gets beat, it will happen with Silva eventually unless he retires beforehand. But Weidman hasn't shown himself to have the tools to do it yet. I would like to see him beat a fighter on the level of Sonnen or Belfort or Bisping before this matchup.
Mr Jeff 1- March 11, 2013 at 11:50 am
How could you even bring Bisping into this?
Elias- March 11, 2013 at 11:46 am
Who picked Lutter over Anderson before their bout? Also, Weidman has beaten better, more accomplished middleweights than Belfort or Bisping. Not sure why Bisping is even mentioned in that list of supposed top middleweights
Fried Taco- March 11, 2013 at 11:26 am
I think you misunderstood his French. Or GSP translated himself incorrectly.
NipplesNick- March 11, 2013 at 11:13 am
GSP just wants to break Silva's records and is talking out of his shaved ass
Mr Jeff 1- March 11, 2013 at 10:47 am
I think Chris will take Silva down early, G and P and maybe even sub him, he is very very good at BJJ....
Mr_Misanthropy- March 11, 2013 at 10:47 am
Either George is getting bitter or he's finally signed on to the UFC's business model of running his mouth to hype fights.
Birdman- March 11, 2013 at 10:21 am
Prediction: Weidman gets Jedi raped inside of two.
Birdman- March 11, 2013 at 10:20 am
Well he got one thing right for sure, it won't be a long fight.
nick diaz and the dub sack- March 11, 2013 at 10:10 am
I would just advise people to look at some of the other fighters GSP has endorsed in the past.
cman- March 11, 2013 at 9:38 am
Anything can happen but I think Weidman is to straight foward to beat silva. He doesn't have the MMA takedowns that Sonnen does and I don't see him fast enough to stand and trade. Silvas going to pull out some voodoo again.