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Quote of the Day: Anderson Silva Wants Superfight With Georges St. Pierre Regardless of Condit Fight Outcome


(A glimpse into a dystopian future, via ScienceofViolence)

Judging from this new article on SporTV, Anderson Silva‘s current hiatus from fighting is exactly what we thought it was — a way to avoid title defenses against low-profile contenders and hold out for something big. Namely, a superfight against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Here’s what the Spider had to say about the fight he wants more than anything (translation via BloodyElbow):

Regardless of who wins, even if St. Pierre loses, a fight with me can happen. A fight like this is above anything else. St. Pierre is one of the greatest of the UFC. Right now, a fight with Condit is meaningless.”

“Meaningless”! That’s heel-talk, brother! GSP was recently medically cleared to take on interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 154 (November 17th, Montreal), and even if the Canadian legend loses that fight, it’s safe to assume that fans would still turn out in droves to see St. Pierre fight Anderson Silva sometime next year.

Here’s my only problem: If Silva is putting off middleweight title defenses against deserving contenders in order to wait for a potential match against GSP — which could be held at a catchweight below 185 pounds — shouldn’t Silva relinquish his middleweight title to do so? I’m not going to hate on Andy for making the last fights of his career count, but his pursuit of big paydays shouldn’t put an entire division on hold, right? Dana White might need to step in and regulate, or else we could eventually be looking at another ridiculous interim champion situation, and nobody wants that.

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T4Nk- August 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm
i dont think he wants the big pay day. I think he jus wants to fight the person who he feels, and has said before, is the best fighter befor he retires. keep in mind silva never planned on fighting this long.
blaphtome- August 30, 2012 at 7:58 am
For those whining about his willingness to fight down and not up; it's not as those Jones' bitch ass would ever take the fight anyway. He wouldn't even face the the guy Anderson just took out in the 2nd.
dranokills- August 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm
fuck you, you lazy piece of shit. go fight Jon Jones.
You want to fight smaller guys huh? lazy coward.
GistoftheFist- August 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm
It would have been funnier if you included Randy Marsh in the background with his arms-wide pose.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 6:47 am
What bro? What? You wanna bro down? What makes you the brothority around here? What?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcfyqO-8JoI
RearNakedSpoon- August 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm
How can he be P4P #1 when he only beats people smaller than himself?
If he is P4P #1 already then why is his age an issue when he has a longer time than anyone else to slip down the food chain??

2 years ago when everyone begged for GSP vs Silva it failed to happen and the fans gave up on it. Now there is a more interesting and fair matchup at 205 for him so the GSP superfight idea has gone stale to the majority of fans.
He can prove a lot more against Jones than against GSP and THAT'S THE POINT OF A SUPERFIGHT.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 6:46 am
Man I caught so much hate on here yesterday but I am glad to see people who have similar stances on the situation as myself. Good stuff rear naked.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm
I'm all out of whininess and bitching. There has been way too much drama lately. I just want to see people punch each other in the face.

*sob* I JUST CAN'T HANDLE IT ANYMORE!
MonsterMaulingAss- August 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm
This is a fight people have been asking to see for YEARS. Its not like this is coming out of no where, Silva knows that he is nearing the end of his career and he doesnt want to spend his last 2-3 fights on your so called "deserving contenders". TO all those talking about Silva's size advantage, dont forget he is the older of the two athletes and GSP's greatest srength is Silva's biggest weakness which makes for an interesting bout and you all know it.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 6:53 am
Don't forget GSP has been out of commission on the shelf for over a year rehabbing an injury that ENDS careers. I would have to say that kinda makes the age gap a little less important.
MonsterMaulingAss- August 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Deserving contenders? Bitch please.
shatterproof- August 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm
What's next, GSP calling out Brian Bowles? No... because GSP isn't a cunt.
holeeball- August 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm
No, he shouldn't relinquish anything.

Meaningless, yes! Marathoners have no place in a fucking MMA competition.

GSP, prepare to die.
El Guapo- August 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Eat a dick, eh? (sigh)Allllright, take Silvas's out of your mouth and pass it over.
Anybody got some Tapatio?
The12ozCurls- August 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm
I want to thank Pen Fifteen and Fletch the V Stretch for making this a truly enjoyable comments section to read. Between Pen's rage and Fletch's soap-box fact preaching, this comment section is awesome.
Carry on . . . . . . . . .
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 6:55 am
Bout time I get some love!!!!
Pen Fifteen- August 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Eat a dick, El Wop. The Silva hate on here is retarded. You can wish for Silva to fight Jones in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills up faster. It isn't gonna happen. The complaints boil to "well, it's his responsibility to defend the belt I want to see him fight contenders rawr rawr rawr!!!!" If Weidman wants a shot at the strap, he should beat a contender, not Mark Muñoz, a guy who got sent to 185 by a headkick KO from Matt Hammill. Until then, I could give two shits about seeing Silva in another yawner of a mismatch against someone at 185. He probably should move up to 205, but fuck it, a superfight with GSP beats nothing.
IronClad- August 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Shocker. A Silva will step up to 205, easily mash upper echelon fighters but vows never to fight Jones out of respect? Instead he fights a smaller dude for the belt? Give me a break. Silva is a pussy and Sonnen would beat the shit out of him if they ever fought again.
towelie- August 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm
LMAO. fuck man. i like Sonnen too, but the guy already had 2 chances. he's gotta go thru the ranks again. we'll be lucky if both fighters aren't retired by that time.
holeeball- August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm
A normal TRT level Sonnen got smashed. That's what happened.
RearNakedSpoon- August 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm
A normal Testosterone Replacement Treatment level?
Ignoring that complete lack of knowledge on the subject and moving onto this one, Sonnen used the same synthetic testosterone treatment for the 2nd fight but this time his exception was fully cleared with the commission. I certainly never heard any news that he had stopped the treatment.
JayJitsu310- August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I'd like to see anyone fight at this point, preferably this weekend
Mr_Misanthropy- August 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm
That's the spirit!
ArmFarmer- August 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm
For the record.. GSP and Jones are both very big for their weightclass. Condit might tower over GSP, but he's not built like a calvin klein model on steroids either. Condit is lanky, gsp is ripped. Being taller doesn't make you bigger.
kellyman- August 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm
I always think of Calvin Klein models as built more like Dicky Eklund.
The12ozCurls- August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm
@kellyman
High on Crack Street references are awesome. What? No love for Boo-Boo.
Gobbleston- August 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm
I seriously can't understand how people can't see that Silva LITERALLY only wants to fight people he knows he can beat. That is all there is. His magical LHW "tests"? Two LHWs with sloppy styles and questionable chins. This motherfucker tried to call out Luke Rockhold. Don't get me wrong, I love Luke (swoon, no homo bro) but he's OBVIOUSLY only tested himself against lesser competition. When was the last time you ever actually thought "Oh, Anderson might lose.."? Chael Sonnen. And was Silva particularly enthused about that fight? No, because Chael was clearly "undeserving". How about before that? Rich fucking Franklin. The first time.
rampage01- August 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm
lol,the bigger and taller jones is his best friend, but the smaller guy and a welterweight, GSP is the guy he wanna fight bad. Thats hilarious.
ArmFarmer- August 29, 2012 at 11:52 am
If GSP were at 205lb, and Jones made 170lb, Anderson would be GSP's best friend and would be gunning for Jones. I don't really care though, I think gsp vs silva at a catchw eight would be a very competitive fight. Gsp has excellent striking even if he doesn't care to use it much anymore, and he's got the best takedowns and top control in mma. If Lutter, Chael, and Hendo can take Anderson down at will, I think a beefed up gsp can too. The difference is he will be a better striker than those guys, and has better sub defense. I think it'd be a fun fight and I'm all for it.
towelie- August 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm
now that GSP isn't at Jackson's camp, he might try to actually win fights again than ride out a decision. He might just beat Silva.
holeeball- August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Maybe not beat him, no. But a GSP willing to engage (unlike marathoner Condit) would be absolutely fucking insane fight.
El Guapo- August 29, 2012 at 11:46 am
Pen... Take some Midol, you'll feel better.
Pen Fifteen- August 29, 2012 at 11:30 am
Somebody here please explain to me why you think Chris Weidman has a better chance of beating Silva than GSP. Go on, I'm all ears.

And also, shut the fuck up about John Jones and Silva being the same size, Jones is a fucking behemoth 205er, a class 20 pounds above where Silva fights. And Jones has already said he doesn't want that fight.
dranokills- August 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm
Jones is no behemoth he is a skinny lanky long armed long legged dude. And whn you are great you don't get great fighting people smaller than you, so win lose or draw, silva doesn't get shit from fighting GSP. However getting a Jones fight would prove hes the best. however it's a lose lose for jones to fight down to silva. The fact of the matter is it doesn't matter that they are both pussys and dont want to fight each other, if I was Dana I would book it. If they don't fight suspend them and take their belts. fuck a bunch of primadonna self indulging super ego-ed fighters.
amsterdamheavy- August 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Did you miss the part where Silva has already fought at 205? How about the fact that he walks around at 220? GSP walk around at 190, and hes leaner than Silva.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 29, 2012 at 11:57 am
I seem to recall a couple guys named Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen who are clearly not afraid to go up to LHW to fight this behemoth 205er. Anderson is bigger than both of those guys.
towelie- August 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Silva gives a shit about the LHW belt, he has his own. those two guys have both had their shots at the MW belt unsuccessfully, why not the LHW belt also?
Fletch the V Stretch- August 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Then what does Silva care about then? Obviously not defending the MW belt, does it 2 times a year MAX. Obviously not fighting a relevant LHW, obviously not winning the LHW belt and going down as without a doubt the greatest fighter ever. The only thing he does seem to care about is picking his fights.
towelie- August 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm
probably about the PPV cut for all the people willing to buy GSP vs. Silva. GSP is a stud and so is Silva. who wouldn't buy that? you tell me who the one MW is right now above everyone else that deserves the next MW shot. there isn't a definitive #1 contender IMO. being 37 and only so many fights left in him, I think Silva is pushing to get some top tier shit that aint Jon Jones. Shit Jon Jones doesn't want that fight either. I'm sure most of us do. Plus, I haven't heard that GSP doesn't want the fight. you act like GSP has no chance and the fight would just plain suck.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 7:05 am
Also, I think GSP should be the one talking about making the fight happen in interviews and begging Dana for, not Silva. That, to me, makes Silva look like a twat. If you are the baddest man in town, you don't go picking fights with guys 4" shorter than you and 30 lbs less to build up your resume. Just my thoughts. Also, usually "#1" doesn't go around picking fights with "#2".
Fletch the V Stretch- August 30, 2012 at 7:02 am
I mean I don't know if the fight would suck or not. Fact of the matter is, EVERYONE bitches out GSP's take down, GNP, and constant advancement of position. That is HIS ONLY chance to beat Anderson in my opinion and it would be a long 5 rounds of him doing just that. So either we are gonna see GSP only take Silva down or Silva just connect those "ambien hands" on a much smaller opponent. At this point, I would much rather see Jones vs Spider. AND WHY NOT? Because NEITHER of them are confident they would be able to beat the other and it is apparent that NEITHER of them want a loss. Why do you think Silva wants GSP. He sees a smaller guy with a HUGE name that he can further build his legacy off of.
El Guapo- August 29, 2012 at 11:30 am
"A fight like this is above anything else. Jon Jones is one of the greatest of the UFC." -Spider Silva

danomite- August 29, 2012 at 11:05 am
I don't think I've ever heard of someone calling out another fighter from a smaller weight class before. This is truly unprecedented bitchassness. don't listen to this shit about how much he respects GSP or how 'great' he thinks GSP is. The only reason Sandy wants this fight is because he thinks he'll be able to walk through GSP and collect a huge paycheck in doing so. I hope he gets this fight and GSP ends up smashing his skull through the canvas, shattering Sandy's entire legacy in the process.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 29, 2012 at 11:51 am
With you on this. I enjoy watching Silva fight but the fact he wants to fight a guy smaller than him to "test his skills" is hilarious. Also, to the people claiming that GSP vs Silva is the fight the fans have wanted blah blah, that is simply bc there was no other champ that was dominant enough to make any sense. There is now. His name is John Jones, who only wants high rating PPV fights, big money fights, fights with guys who will test him. We can set that fight up for you John.
shatterproof- August 29, 2012 at 10:56 am
GSP is much smaller than Anderson, and has been out of commission for more than a year, but Anderson thinks this is the only fight that makes sense for him? And he thinks he can demand GSP come up in weight to face him, rather than he drop down if he wants the fight? Silva... something smells like fish. Might be your cup, champ. I hope GSP refuses to go up, i hope that he simply says 'come to 170 and it's on'. Can Silva make 170? Possibly not... but then maybe he should be calling out guys his own size (LHW).
Fletch the V Stretch- August 29, 2012 at 11:55 am
Some people get it, apparently most don't. Solid point.
RearNakedSpoon- August 29, 2012 at 10:46 am
@Dizzy - If GSP is "a fucking huge weltherweight" then what explicative can describe MacDonald and Condit who both dwarf him?
The only UFC fighters that GSP has had a noticeable size advantage over are BJ Penn, Matt Serra and Sean Sherk... the lightweight's.
Also Silva is 4 inches taller than GSP while Jon Jones is only 2 inches taller than Silva. Silva at 205 is not fat, he is still in great shape and would be average size for that division.

GSP has a lot of contenders left at 170, so Silva can either buddy up with Dolce, make the cut and join the queue or test his skills against people his own size in 205 to prove whatever level he thinks his skills are.
Fletch the V Stretch- August 29, 2012 at 10:54 am
Thank GOD somebody fucking gets it. RearNaked you are a genius.
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