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So, GSP Is Considering Fighting Anderson Silva Next, According to Coach

(Yup. We’re bringing this wishful thinking image out again. Read on, and you’ll see why)

Remember a few weeks ago when Georges St. Pierre’s former manager, Stephane Patry published the UFC welterweight champ’s supposed “secret plan” to retire after a fight with middleweight G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva and then St. Pierre and his head coach Firas Zahabi did a horrible job of lying and totally denied that GSP had made such a plan while focusing so intensely on his coming fight with Nick Diaz? Yeah, well, the ruse is pretty much over now.

Zahabi was on Sherdog Radio recently and spilled the beans on the record regarding tentative possibilities (I know, be still your hearts!) for St. Pierre’s career. After the champ returns from vacation, Zahabi says that the fighter, coach and management will listen to what the UFC wants and discuss their options.

According to the coach, Anderson Silva and number one welterweight contender Johny Hendricks are both possible. “I think Georges would do either fight, to be honest with you,” Zahabi told Sherdog.

“If he fights Hendricks, I think he could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.

“Win or lose, I think he’ll probably end on that note, on Anderson Silva. Maybe that’s why it’s been pushed back a little bit, but I think when it does happen, it’ll be the last one because once he goes up a weight class, he’s never coming back down.”

Yeah, so Patry is looking like a pretty credible source right about now. What do you say, nation? Do you want to see St. Pierre fight Silva next in a super fight we’ve been wanting for the last 3-5 years? Or, are you the only person not named Johny Hendricks that would rather see St. Pierre fight Johny Hendricks next, instead?

There’s always the chance that Chris Weidman beats Silva in July, however, and just absolutely ruins every freaking thing. How about Weidman and Hendricks fight one another, next?

Doesn’t really matter where – an arena, the loading dock of an arena, their front lawns – just so long as they are occupied and stay out of the way of St. Pierre and Silva fighting. No one has been lobbying harder for Weidman’s shot but sorry, Chris. St. Pierre no longer ducking Silva changes everything.

- Elias Cepeda

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dmmnkldo- April 1, 2013 at 11:08 am
like Kimberly replied I'm dazzled that a student able to profit $7916 in 1 month on the computer. did you look at this website
godspeed- March 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm
Gsp will take them both out. Might not b to exciting but he gets the job done douche bags.
MaritalArtist- March 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm
I think Hendricks stands a good glance of KO'ing GSP. So GSP rightfully thinks "Well, I'd be getting more money being TKO'ed by silva than Hendricks, so I might as well get it over with and fight Anderson."
realfighterfan- March 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm
OFF TOPIC: Looks like Gustufson/Mousasi fight may be off. Gusta ff must have gotton some bad pre fight self testing back because NOONE spars hard enough to get a gash or an eye a week out unless they need to hide something. Sorry i don't buy it just like when ROIDY did it to buy himself another 11 weeks to start VADA testing. another big fight bites gthe dust. Hasn't been officially called off yet but it might if they don't let him fight with a cut
realfighterfan- March 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Come on people this isn't the first time GSP dodged Hendricks. GSP picked Diaz over hendricks in his last fight now he's going to weazil out of this fight to. GSP's career has been so boring since Serra KO'd his a'ss and showed the world a pudgy overweight 5'4 inch lightweight could beat him. When the last time we saw GSP even scrap with anyone. I would rather watch paint dry or watch Fitch hump a leg fro 15 minutes than ever watch GSP. Hendricks would KO his a'ss and he knows it. Amazing how many of you folls who have no idea how good Hendricks wrestling is.
samclark- March 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Serra win was the biggest fluke in MMA history. GSP wrestling>Hendricks wrestling. Keep crying about him not scrapping with people when he fought Diaz half the were probably the same person saying GSP is too scared to stand with Diaz's amaaazing boxing skills. Have a seat bud.
Bigslick- March 31, 2013 at 10:24 am
@cman fitch had a beard.. they called him abe lincoln.
Nippletwist- March 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm
oh wow grease st. pierre is so scared of johnny hendricks
godspeed- March 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm
Hendricks might b beating his wife after hearing bout this.
cman- March 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm
Hendricks has nothing new to offer except a beard.
Bigslick- March 31, 2013 at 10:24 am
I think fitch had a beard. they called him abe lincoln.
cman- March 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm
I completely disagree. EVERYONE whose fought GSP has been shocked how much video can't express how fast he is. Hendricks is fluff, and has the same hype as hardy, Kos, Fitch, condit (he beat Hendricks, don't kid yourself). GSP is rich now, and smart. He wants out before he goes Liddell stutter/ marry fame whore.
dipsetkilla316- March 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm
Poor hendricks, if this fight happens great, but I think Hendricks will literally come to gsp's house with a ref, and all his ufc gear on ready to fight George, for the strap.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- March 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm
Gsp is too short for that weight class.
mma4ever- March 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm
A...big ...rigg blowing a gasket nice
danomite- March 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm
he seems pretty confident that his buddy Weidman is going to win, so maybe he is waiting to see if Weidman can lay out a blueprint to beating Anderson. Then if Silva loses, he can call him out and have a fight at a catchweight, or even at middleweight without having to worry about a belt.

Honestly, Hendricks should be thrilled about this. If GSP fights Silva, he's almost certainly going to vacate the welterweight belt. Then Johny can fight for the belt against someone he actually has a chance of beating.
monkeyknuckler- March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm
@fiveknuckle: ya, that shit would be pretty funny.
Xanderschultz- March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm
I agree with armfarmer. St. Pierre is all about Legacy and if he is close to the end and a loss is likely in his next bout, might as well make it the GOAT that ends your career and not Hendricks.

Count me in as the one person not named Hendricks that would rather see him fight GSP. Silva v GSP isn't really interesting to me. Perhaps it's because I don't believe they are very close in size and skill. Silva wins quickly IMO.
Mr_Misanthropy- March 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm
So basically Firas is saying George is seriously considering ducking Hendricks, Sitting on the belt for about the next year until Silva feels like fighting again and then abandoning the belt he's been holding hostage while he's busy putting on weight to go up to a higher weight class for his grand finale? Makes perfect sense, great plan.
RearNakedSpoon- March 30, 2013 at 11:13 am
All along GSP has been saying that he doesn't want to fight him YET...that's not ducking. Anyway it should be Jones vs Silva first, they are much closer is size and a serious fight rather than a retirement plan.
BaghdadBob- March 30, 2013 at 11:08 am
I call bullshit
ArmFarmer- March 30, 2013 at 11:05 am
Maybe he figures if he's going to get knocked out in his next fight, it might as well be by silva.
cman- March 30, 2013 at 11:02 am
I'm not gonna even pretend this is going to happen.
5knuckleshuffle- March 30, 2013 at 10:49 am
Is it really "ducking" when your the guy in the lighter weight class? I'd like to see it only because Hendricks would blow a friggin gasket if he got passed up again.
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