GSP Not Interested In Silva “Right Now”
Former UFC two division champion Georges St-Pierre is looking at a return to the Octagon in late 2018, and so is Anderson Silva following a USADA suspension, but GSP claims that the two won’t be facing off anytime soon.
“Right now, I don’t think it’s a win-win situation for me, because I have a lot more to lose than to win right now fighting against Anderson Silva,” GSP said to Submission Radio.
“This fight was interesting at a certain point when I had a lot of contenders in my division,” St-Pierre said. “This fight, if it would have been made, I wanted it to be made with extra performance-enhancing drug testing, which UFC was not a fan about it, because they didn’t want VADA to be a part of it.”
St-Pierre said he also wanted the fight to be at a catchweight, because of the weight difference between welterweight and middleweight to face Silva. That would prove to be an issue for GSP when he moved to middleweight in 2018, developing ulcerative colitis, a digestive issue, after the bout, due to the packing on of pounds.
In an interview with MMA Fighting in July, Silva expressed interest in a fight with St-Pierre one day happening.
“Anything is possible in the UFC, man,” Silva said. “It’s a very eclectic company, with a broad vision of the sport. They are going through a new moment, a moment of entertainment, so anything can happen.”
Report: MMA Fighting