GSP No Longer Interested in Silva Superfight
Georges St-Pierre no longer seems interested in a superfight with Anderson Silva.
During their respective heydays, St-Pierre and Silva ruled as the cream of the crop in their divisions, with St-Pierre dominating the 170-pound weight class, while Silva terrorized those at 185 pounds. The only difference between the two – Silva’s reign came to a shocking end after a young Chris Weidman knocked him out in the second round of their match-up at UFC 162 back in 2013.
St-Pierre would retire just months after the Brazilian’s loss after taking home a controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. His win over “Bigg Rigg’ marked his ninth consecutive title defense at the time, one shy of Silva’s record of 10.
Since losing to Weidman, Silva has still been active inside the Octagon, however, he has only won three of his last four fights and his one win didn’t come without controversy. “The Spider” was given a controversial unanimous decision win over the young Derek Brunson in their UFC 208 meeting this past February.
During a recent interview with TSN, St-Pierre commented on the possibility of sharing the Octagon with Silva, but admitted it doesn’t have the same luster as it once did.