| There has been a lot of talks over the last couple of years about a “super fight” between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. However, as abundant and frequent as those talks were, the fight has never come to fruition. The reason why? GSP doesn’t think he’s a big enough man to fight and defeat the much bigger Anderson Silva.
But that still doesn’t mean we’re going to let GSP off the hook about the situation. He’s arguably one of the greatest fighters we’ve ever seen in MMA and he’s only a weight class separated from Silva, a man that has rightfully earned the title of GOAT (for now). And it would only make sense that GSP would want to test himself against the best in the world, especially after he’s stated over and over again that he wants to be considered the best fighter in the world.
Instead of taking the “super fight” with Silva after he defeated Nick Diaz in his last title defense, GSP opted to take a fight with number one welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks. That decision baffled UFC president Dana White. He commented on the issue in a recent interview with MMA Weekly. Here is what White had to say:
“At the end of the day he weighs 170 pounds. He’s a 170-pounder. If he weighed 185 pounds and felt that way I’d be real pissed. ‘I’m the man here at 170. If I thought I was the man at 185 I’d be at 185.’ I get it, but it’s a fight that a lot of fans want to see. It’s a big fight. It’s a legacy fight. It’s a fight for the pound-for-pound best in the world. What’s crazy to me is GSP opted to take a very dangerous fight at 170 without trying to take a dangerous fight at 185.”
White makes a good point, but we can also see where St. Pierre is coming from as well. So what do you think about the situation, fight fans? Do you agree with Dana White and think GSP missed out on an amazing opportunity by passing up the Silva fight or do you think he made the right decision and a fight with Hendricks was the best move for his careeer? Lets hear your opinions, Penn Nation. Sound off!Anderson Silva, BJPENN.com, gsp, Jake Chastain, Jonny Hendricks, MMA NEWS, ufc news