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UFC 'Very Open' To Bout Between Silva And St Pierre 'If GSP beats Condit' | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Dana White comments in an interview with MMAFighting.

Recently there has been talk of a potential super-fight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre and Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Anderson’s manager Jorge Guimaraes recently went on record dismissing a bout with Middleweight contender Chris Weidman in the hope of a more lucrative bout with St Pierre.

UFC President Dana White commented on a potential bout between the Welterweight and Middleweight champion’s. White supports the idea and thinks that it makes sense and suggests it could clarify who truly is the pound-for-pound king.

“Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are both considered, and most people argue, I think finally, especially with the inactivity from GSP, that people now consider [Silva] the pound-for-pounder, but there was an argument there for a long time and if GSP hasn’t been this inactive, maybe the debate would still be there. But he’s definitely top two or three in the world, depending on who you ask. And if you were really going to make a fight like that, it would make more sense with Georges St Pierre, than it would with Diaz.”

Dana continued to discuss the potential bout stating that the bout between St Pierre and Condit could be the deciding factor in the matter.

“Maybe. That’s what we’re thinking. But anything can happen. It’s always theoretical. You don’t know what’s going to happen, we’ll see what happens in the future here, and maybe that is the fight we’re gonna make. I can tell you this not theoretically.”

Lorenzo Fertitta also had his say on the bout via text message. Fertitta came out in support of the bout and also cited the bout between St Pierre and Condit as a deciding factor.

“We are very open to the idea of Anderson/’GSP.’ If ‘GSP’ beats Condit, it’s a fight we would like to make.”

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47 Comments to UFC 'Very Open' To Bout Between Silva And St Pierre 'If GSP beats Condit' | UFC News

  1. Pancho says:

    About damn time!

    • Quazzi says:

      Yea i know. I wont believe this fight is happening till i hear dana say its official and sets a date. They said the same thing a while back then all of a sudden the ufc just stopped talking about it. This is a fight that needs to happen

  2. Dun dun says:

    So Jon jones is too big and there’s too much to lose for jones an silva fighting but the same isn’t true for gsp???? Silva’s sounding more cowardly as time goes on, there’s a way bigger size difference between gsp and silva then silva and jones….

    • Canilive says:

      Right on the button.

    • Holyshitballs says:

      If the fight happens, it’s going to be on 170lbs or catch weight. Silva said he can make it. They said they welcome Jones if hes willing to drop as well.

    • jay creww says:

      your are clueless dun dun.

      SIlva spent the first half of his career at or slightly below Welterweight. He moved UP to Middleweight. He fought in shooto at 168 and fought at 175 just before coming to the UFC and kicking the ish outta everyone he faced at 185 (up a weight class) and both guys he fought at 205 (up two weight classes)

      He has said all along that he’d go down to fight GSP, a big money fight that fans have asked for for years.

      There’s a WAY smaller size difference between GSP/Silva than Silva/Jones. GSP has a 76 in reach, Silva’s is 77….. that a whopping 1 inch difference. Jones would have a 7.5 in reach advantage over silva. 7.5 is bigger than 1 in case you are as bad at math as your post would suggest.

      GSP and Silva both fight at approximately the same weight, 190ish. Silva actually cuts very little to fight, regardless of his in between fight weights that people rave about. Jones is around 230 of pure lean muscle and cuts water like most fighters and is around 220 in the cage.

      get your facts straight stupid.

    • deez nutz says:

      your are clueless dum dum.

      SIlva spent the first half of his career at or slightly below Welterweight. He moved UP to Middleweight. He fought in shooto at 168 and fought at 175 just before coming to the UFC and kicking the ish outta everyone he faced at 185 (up a weight class) and both guys he fought at 205 (up two weight classes)

      He has said all along that he’d go down to fight GSP, a big money fight that fans have asked for for years.

      There’s a WAY smaller size difference between GSP/Silva than Silva/Jones. GSP has a 76 in reach, Silva’s is 77….. that a whopping 1 inch difference. Jones would have a 7.5 in reach advantage over silva. 7.5 is bigger than 1 in case you are as bad at math as your post would suggest.

      GSP and Silva both fight at approximately the same weight, 190ish. Silva actually cuts very little to fight, regardless of his in between fight weights that people rave about. Jones is around 230 of pure lean muscle and cuts water like most fighters and is around 220 in the cage.

      get your facts straight stupid.

      • LET THE HATE RAIN DOWN says:

        Another MMA delinquent… you need to get your facts strait dummy!
        Jones is 6’4 and walks around at 230lb, Silva is 6’2 and walks around at 220lb NOT 190lb and GSP is 5’10 and walks around at 190lb… Jones and Silva are 10lb and 2 ‘apart in size and Silva and GSP are 30lb and 4’apart in size.The only thing Silva and GSP are closer at in size is thier reach which you already pointed out and that’s it! Now which fight makes more sence retard?!

        Lets be realistic here, Silva is DEFINITELY DUCKING Jones because he knows he’ll get his ass kicked!… I know it Silva knows it and if you were honest with yourself you’d know it too.

        • Mc says:

          True dat! Silva by his own admission walks around between 220-230 same as chael n alot of other mw’s. People that wanna see him fight a much smaller gsp confuse me. It’s been a very very long time since Anderson has fought anywhere near 170 he is much bigger than gsp. And he seems to be ducking anyone in his weight class or above and those are the only fights that make sense. He just wants a easier fight w/ smaller guys so he can retire w/o a loss in the UFC. I wouldn’t pay to see silva vs gsp, Id watch it but wouldn’t pay.

  3. B-rad says:

    This fight wont ever happen.. GSP wont move up and Anderson probly cant make 170 anymore, nor should he.. ^ and there is definitly a bigger size difference between Jones and Silva than GSP and Silva.. Bones walks around at 235 or so, Anderson about 200 and GSP is around 200 but cuts a lot more weight..

    • Patrick Jenkins says:

      Now that is right on the button.

    • Bob says:

      Exactly. These silva haters just want him at a disadvantage so he can lose. Lol. If they were not biased and wanted to see it more fair they would hope for jones to move up and fight gsp and gsp fight silva which would make more sense on a size level.. Silva and gsp are more even then silva and jones. Jones should bump up not silva bumping up.. They are mad silva beat all their favorite fighters lol.

      • B-rad says:

        haha probably.. Thats why i didnt like Bones very much when he mauled Shogun, and choked poor rampage lol..

      • WrestlingRules says:

        what the fuck does this mean?
        “If they were not biased and wanted to see it more fair they would hope for jones to move up and fight gsp and gsp fight silva which would make more sense on a size level”

        • Bob says:

          it means matching up based on size. what dont you get?

          Silva and GSP are more of the same size then Silva and Jones..

          Which means if you guys were trying to be fair you would want to see that fight more (GSP vs Silva). Since you guys are bias and hate silva you would want him to face Jones more because he has a huge size advantage..Even though I am sure silva could beat him but not in a year because his time is running up.

    • You Cant Be Serious says:

      Silvas walk around weight is more than 200. Try 220. He cuts alot of weight to get to 185

      • chris says:

        He’s made it before.

      • Read nutrition facts says:

        Silva walks around at 205, not 220. Thats why he fought at 205 in the first place. Personally I think if he was 34 or 35 he’d knock jones out. Hed be much quicker at 205 than jones fighting at his natural weight. Maybe he still could, Ive got faith in his eyes. But GSP is the more fair fight. Hes like a better rounded sonnen. Effective ground n pound, excellent takedowns, striking more on par with silva than sonnens. And the size is more similar since GSP walks around at 190-200 and silva 205-210 maybe. Jones is a HW, he could bump up and fight at 230-240 maybe even 250. His reach = HW.

        • Bob says:

          WTF? Silva walks around at 205 tops but “recent reports” was like 190’s…

          Jones walks around like 230- 235.. hes 6’5

          Silva and GSP both walk around about almost identical weight.

          Look up recent shit not old ass shit..

          That wouldnt be fair to match up a true middle weight (anderson Silva) with a true heavyweight (Jon Jones).. Even though I still think Silva can kick his ass!!

          GSP should really be a middleweight but cant hate on him, look at his success..

        • LET THE HATE RAIN DOWN says:

          Another MMA delinquent… you need to get your facts strait dummy!
          Jones is 6’4 and walks around at 230lb, Silva is 6’2 and walks around at 220lb NOT 190lb and GSP is 5’10 and walks around at 190lb… Jones and Silva are 10lb and 2 ‘apart in size and Silva and GSP are 30lb and 4′apart in size.The only thing Silva and GSP are closer at in size is thier reach which you already pointed out and that’s it! Now which fight makes more sence retard?!

          Lets be realistic here, Silva is DEFINITELY DUCKING Jones because he knows he’ll get his ass kicked!… I know it Silva knows it and if you were honest with yourself you’d know it too.

          Just thought I’d repost for you too seeing as how your facts are total bullshit just like the delinquent above^^^.

        • Bob says:

          @ let the Rain clean this dirty dumb faggot.

          It is very possible Jones is 6’5. There are many reports that says he is 6’5. Also there reports when Anderson was 35 that he was 6’1.. You dont grow after your 35 dumb fuck.. If you look at pictures and you look at the inaccurate height that almost all sports brodcater givers you they are always off so we will never know for sure.

          Just go around the web and see people standing next to each other and watch Jones tower over guys thats 6’2 6’1 ect..

          So throw all that bs away and quit coming up with wikipedia BS..

          Also There have been pictures of GSP and Anderson Silva and they were the same siza.. Also pictures with Jones and Silva and Silva looked very small compared to him so take that Wikipedia and shove it up your ass..

          Did you not forget what Jones said the other day about “NOT” wanting to fight Silva because hes afraid it might mess up his legacy???

          Oh wait you are a Chael the snail Phaggot fan and you only hear and believe what you want to just like him..

          I know in your gay little heart you hate Anderson so bad and would do anything to make him look bad and you pray every night that he will lose one day…

          hahahaha I hope you get locked up and get butt fucked for days!!

        • LET THE HATE RAIN DOWN says:

          Hey Bob after reading that verbal diarrhea you wrote I just realized i’m dealing with a homo shit kid who’s got access to his parents computer. Better be careful your daddy doesn’t find out or he’ll lock you up and butt fuck you for days!!.

          Just to let you know I’m actually a Silva fan and was hoping he’d teach Sonnen a lesson which he did. And what the fuck is Wikipedia??… shows how fucking stupid you really are. Now kindly go fuck yourself or let your daddy do it… what ever floats your homo boat.

        • Brooklyn says:

          The kinda moron who gets his info off the web.i got a bookcase full of mma DVDs bro at least 100 of them.i don’t know everything for sure but get ur info by u actually studying fights and watching behind the scenes at least.stop being a fucking Internet know it all cause it stands out too much u fucking tard.

  4. punchkick says:

    i wonder how much will silva/gsp earn if this fight ever happens. last big payday then retire?

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      AGE DIFFERENCE JONES 24 SILVA 37, GSP 30 DUH!!!!! AND We all have seen Silva weigh in as low as 182lbs. Silva vs GSP is the superfight that makes most sense. GSP has been making excuses for years just praying Silva either retires or GETS OLD and loses skills, slows down or gets beat.

      Just add up how many times GSP has fought in last 4-5 years and he was only in his late 20’s and now is 30 what a disgrace of a champion always using injuries as excuse not to fight. No way in hell GSP can still be considered one of the top p4p fighters. Hell 41 year old Dana Hendersen fights 5 times as much as GSP

  5. A.James says:

    Everyone has commented on this topic lately except GSP. Whats up with that?

  6. James Wolfe says:

    I would love to see Silva beat the french out of GSP at 185.

    • Mik says:

      You are so stupid, how does that make any sense. Thtas like saying I would love to see Jon Jones fight Allistair Overeem. Your stupidity turly amazes me.

  7. Michael hamlin says:

    Dana and Anderson are fucking trash and Dana is protecting his investment in only letting Anderson fight GSP cause he fucking knows jones will kill Anderson in the second round plus Dana knows Anderson will beat GSP and that is why he will make the gSP fight but not the jones fight cause he is a coward hey dana I thought you said its all about finding out who is best in the world you fucking rich bitch!!!!

    • Hahaha… Why don’t you tell us what you really think.

      I agree with you – Fuking bullshit!

      But you know what? GSP is gonna kik Silva’s ass anyway and finish what Chael started. And he’s gonna make Dana pay regardless.

      I really liked Silva, but more and more i see White protecting and babying him and Jones cause they are his bread and butter, as was GSP. But because White has no contenders in mid weight he has to make a sacrifice. This fight doesn’t make near the sense that a Silva/Jones fight does statistically and stylistically; but it saves him from damaging or destroying Silva or Jones and keeps the brew running in two divisions.Piss off Dana. Ass kiss! The real fight is Silva and Jones – you know it, Silva knows it, his manager knows it and Jones is just being a gentleman about it. But it’s becoming more and more evident – yur an ass kiss and a phony.

    • allmightysandman says:

      true dat.

      Bones crushes Silva.

      GSP / Silva could go either way….i actually think GSP will beat silva if it happens.

  8. missouri says:

    BOO!!!!!!!!!

  9. chris says:

    Does everyone forget that Bones doesn’t want to fight Anderson either?

    • He never said he didn’t want to. He said “if Silva doesnt want to, than neither do i”.
      Basically, he indicated it’s up to Silva. He isn’t afraid. He could care less. But Silva is afraid. And Silva just proved it by calling out a smaller guy that’s still in rehab, rather than calling out a guy he knows damn well he would be running that division if Jones wasn’t there and a guy who’s ready right now. So Silva, Dana’s bread and butter, is very quickly turning rancid on him. And this is just discrediting Dana and Silva the more it goes on.

      • Jerseyinthisbitch says:

        Goes to show how much u know.jones did say he didn’t wanna fight silva cause he said he had too much respect for him,which is a bunch of bullshit.u think randy and chuck didn’t respect each other or gsp and bj penn.thats insane bro,back in the day they had a different breed of fighters.

  10. Dee says:

    I think Dana is wasting his time. Just make the fight happen. No one cares about Condit. Make him wait and he’s nobody. Just make the superfight happen.

    • Nuitari X says:

      Condit is a beast. Learn some respect. And don’t even say shit about the diaz fight, look at his record. He’s a finisher. He earned his shot.

      • Mc says:

        Absolutely!!! He has one of the best finish rates and always comes to fight. Just cuz he didn’t stand right in front of Diaz people who don’t know shit started running off at the mouth. Fn retards.

  11. 123 says:

    what a shit fight, its abit too late now, nick diaz wants anderson silva now thats a FIGHT.

    • LET THE HATE RAIN DOWN says:

      Too bad that shit’s not going down… wouldn’t mind seeing Nick’s face introduced to the back of his scull.

  12. Clay says:

    Hell yeah I gotta show my support for this fight. I would put money on silva. Not just because he is used to facing “bigger” opponents, but because he would out strike GSP.

  13. GSP will take it to the ground and finish where Sonnen couldn’t. He’ll out work Silva’s defense and shred him up with elbows and knees, same as Bones would have. Same as Sonnen tried.

    GSP by TKO stoppage. GSP by work ethic. Silva the lazy bastard. Good on ya and I’m certain.

  14. kizer's boyfriend says:

    what will happen if GSP comes back after injury not the same, and carlos condit beats him. This fight will make NO sense at all anymore.

  15. Ryan says:

    You people are crazy! Jones openly said he doesn’t want to fight Silva! Not the other way around! Silvas camp said they don’t like the jones fight NOT SILVA! Silva doesn’t duck fights! He beat a former lhw champ at 205 even though he comforatable at 185lb. He has said he doesn’t like fighting at 205 because they are much bigger guys, yet has twice any way, and Forrest is a fuckjng huge lhw. Silva has faught the best his while career! Former heavyweight tourney Champ and lhw champ belfot, former ww, and MW pride Champ Henderson, former lhw Champ Forrest, the sandman at 205, former MW Champ who has also faught at 205 rich franklyn, and the list goes on and on and on! You guys sit there n talk so much shit about these fighter it’s rediculouse. Even the worst cadge fighters in the world have my respect because the balls it takes to get in there and fight! Show some fucking respect!

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