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Is Georges St-Pierre Demanding Anderson Silva Money for Anderson Silva Fight?


When the UFC makes budget cuts to put a fight together, the marketing department is the first place to feel the impact. Props: jinxonhog.

According to the welterweight champion, the answer is “no.” Or rather, not nearly as much as has been rumored.

On yesterday’s edition of The MMA Beat, Mike Straka of Fight Now TV reported that a source close to the welterweight champion told him that GSP was asking the UFC for $50 million to fight Anderson Silva.

Despite the fact that St-Pierre is currently on vacation in France, he dismissed the rumor during a recent conversation with 985Sports.ca. In his own words:

“I have not been informed of this, it is not true. Nobody told me about it and I am in France now. I have not seen the article and I will not comment.”

While $50 million is downright astronomical, I have to imagine that both fighters are going to ask for a small fortune (even compared to what they’ve been making per appearance) if this fight ever comes to fruition. St-Pierre seems reluctant to accept the fight, neither fighter can agree on what weight class the fight would be held at, and by the way, this fight is going to make a ton of money for the UFC. If it’s going to happen, it’s not going to be cheap.

Eh, who am I kidding? We’ve been talking about this fight since the rumored Pacquiao vs. Mayweather bout wasn’t just a punchline. I can’t be the only person feeling this way, right guys?

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mookiestick- December 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm
I don't even want to see this fight anymore. I like George St Pierre and he still hasn't cleaned out the WW division. And even though I like Anderson's skills, I think he's a coward and "he no hespect nobody"..

He's running from every contender in his division but fighting "cans" in the LHW division and calling out smaller fighters at lower weight classes. Who's next? Demetrius Johnson? All this ducking "legacy". Fight Jon Jones Asholeson "the spidersuck" Seelva...
Fried Taco- December 3, 2012 at 9:14 am
I will make this fight happen for $10 million. Prostitutes and HD cameras are not cheap, plus I'll need to take time off from work.
Casa de los pantelones- December 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Fact: GSP has gone to decision his last 7 of 10 fights, following his loss to Serra (in which he tapped from getting punched in the face).

Fact: Anderson, excluding Maia, leites and Yushin...1 DQ and 2 clowns who would not fight him, has finished every one of the other 17 opponents since his last legitimate loss (to Chonan). You have to go back 8 years for Silvas last legit decision.

Talking about this match up like it would be anywhere near remotely competitive just makes you look retarded...so stop.

GSP would be killed and he would die. That is also a fact.

Mr_Misanthropy- December 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Anderson should pay Georges to fight him. He's the one that keeps crying around about it.
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RearNakedSpoon- December 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Was GSP standing much closer to the MSPainter of that picture?
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