“There were conversations before but they were talking about me going up at 185. I weigh 190 pounds, the guy weighs 230 pounds when he is off season. I’m 190 pounds off season. Right now I’m 195 at maximum. My friends saw him and he is now 230, 235. I know people who know him. He is very big. It’s not a fair fight for me. Before, Anderson Silva was in my size when he used to fight in Japan but he is very big now. They were talking also that he was going to come in my division when I was the champion and I would have no choice. But me going up and after I fight go back down…I can’t play with my weight. I can’t come back and fight for the title or in a superfight. It has to respect my conditions, I all ask is a fair fight. Right now I need to take some time off. But if they have an offer with something good, maybe.”
“I used to think, before his first fight against Chris Weidman, that Anderson Silva was the number 1, the best fighter pound-for-pound. But now he is recovering from a leg injury but I think he will come back. He has the heart of a champion.”
Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, recently told the Brazilian media that he is still open to a super fight against Anderson Silva.
Silva, of course, is still recovering from his broken leg, but is planning a return next year.
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