GSP Trainer Wants Silva To Move Down to 170 For Super Fight | UFC NEWS

November 19, 2012 5:13 pm by bjpenn.com staff 47 Comments

“I wouldn’t want [St-Pierre] to move up, I’d want Anderson to come down,” Zahabi said. “I don’t know if Anderson can make 170 or something close to that. If Georges goes up, I know he won’t be able to come back down, he’s told me many times if he goes up he won’t go back down, and I believe him when he says that because he’d want to spend some serious time getting extra size on him. and, … I would want [Silva] to come down as close to 170 as possible if that was the case.

“You know, the thing is, the next day he’ll balloon up over 200, and I don’t think that’s fair,” Zahabi said. ” I don’t think that’s a fair fight. If he can make the cut to 170, that would be great. Georges has to fight everyone at 170, and that’s the case. Really I think it would be even and fair. Even if [Silva] would balloon up the next day, he would be weakened by the weight cut, there would be something there.”

Tristar head trainer and GSP coach, Firas Zahabi, talking to mmafighting.com this morning on “The MMA Hour”.

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