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    Default Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want to Fight Anderson Silva, “That’s a Fact,” Says White

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    “Georges St-Pierre would not even think about this fight because Anderson Silva isn’t going to win (against Chris Weidman), according to Georges St-Pierre,” said White following the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference on Thursday. But there’s more to the story.

    When asked if he sensed St-Pierre doesn’t want the fight, White said, “There’s no doubt about it. That’s a fact.”

    “St-Pierre had his chance to pronounce himself about fighting me and he didn’t do it,” said Silva on a recent media conference call.

    White doesn’t hold it against St-Pierre for not wanting to go up a weight class to challenge Silva.

    “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,” said White. “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.”

    While White gets it, he still doesn’t completely understand St-Pierre’s unwillingness to fight Silva.

    “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,” he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    http://www.mmaweekly.com/georges-st-...ays-dana-white“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,” he said.
    What is crazy about that? He's the champ at 170 he should be taking the fights at 170. Besides Silva would ruin him I think. Not a good fight to me.
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    As much as I love GSP I think Anderson would beat him. Most likely a tko within the early rounds. Would love to be wrong though.

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    George is in a lose/lose situation here. In one hand he has no business taking this fight and no reason to. He's a much smaller fighter and it's just a horrible match up. On the other hand if he doesn't take the fight he's going to have the critics busting his balls for avoiding the fight. The guy can't win.


    Doesn't really matter anyway though. They probably won't even try to make the match after Weidman beats Silva and Hendricks beats GSP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    George is in a lose/lose situation here. In one hand he has no business taking this fight and no reason to. He's a much smaller fighter and it's just a horrible match up. On the other hand if he doesn't take the fight he's going to have the critics busting his balls for avoiding the fight. The guy can't win.


    Doesn't really matter anyway though. They probably won't even try to make the match after Weidman beats Silva and Hendricks beats GSP.
    All points you just made are easily applicable to Silva fighting Jones yet fight fans are nutting up to see this fight materialize regardless. The perception I get is that people expect Silva to fight bigger opponents but GSP gets a pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    All points you just made are easily applicable to Silva fighting Jones yet fight fans are nutting up to see this fight materialize regardless. The perception I get is that people expect Silva to fight bigger opponents but GSP gets a pass.
    I honestly don't care. I'm getting pretty sick of all this talk of superfights. GSP won't fight Silva and Silva won't fight Jones. I'm ok with it. They should just let the champions dominate their own divisions and shut up about it.

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    When asked if he sensed St-Pierre doesn’t want the fight, White said, “There’s no doubt about it. That’s a fact.”
    Of course he doesn't. He's not only giving up size advantage, but Silva is strongest where Georges is weakest. Not to mention, there is millions of mislead fans who actually think when a larger fighter beats up a smaller fighter, it does wonders for their pound for pound ranking. Georges already took advantage of their ignorance when he tooled Penn in the rematch, so he knows what he'd be risking if he loses.

    To St. Pierre's credit, at least he's not actively trolling the media about the fight, like Anderson re: Jones.

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    Dana's answer to these questions should be as follows, "Georges is our 170lb champion, his duty is to defend his 170lb belt. If Georges were to decide to fight at 185 he could vacate his belt and we would find him a fight at 185lbs. Eventually he may have enough wins at 185lbs to warrant a title shot. That is all. Next question."

    When he gives these wishy washy answers all he does is undermine GSP's credibility.
    He's trying to pressure Georges into taking a fight that he's not interested in. He's about short term money, he doesn't care if he trashes fighter's legacies integrity of the sport to do it.

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    That's all well and dandy but just remember GSP refusing to fight bigger opponents doesn't do him any favors in the p4p rankings. If Silva is fighting outside of his weight class and beating top 10 fighters at lhw in my book that puts him light years ahead of GSP in any p4p rankings.
    Silva fought ONE fighter that was bigger than him in his entire career, in Bonnar. Bonnar was not even a top 20 LHW when they fought.
    Silva was/is bigger than Irvin--who was not only unranked, but was actively addicted to narcotics when he faced Anderson. Silva was an inch shorter than Forrest, but had a reach advantage, negating any size differential. As Forrest was considered a "huge" LHW that should be a graphic illustration of how much size advantage Anderson has enjoyed throughout his UFC career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    All points you just made are easily applicable to Silva fighting Jones yet fight fans are nutting up to see this fight materialize regardless. The perception I get is that people expect Silva to fight bigger opponents but GSP gets a pass.
    1. That argument only works when the same people are calling for Silva but excusing GSP. It doesn't work if you just feel like Silva's under more pressure than GSP.

    2. There's actually some justification for expecting Silva to fight a larger guy but not GSP. a) Silva has already fought twice at LWH, GSP has never fought at MW. b) Silva, unlike GSP, says he wants to do super fights and cement his legacy.

    Long story short: Silva made his bed, accept it.

    As far as GSP goes, I'm happy to see him defend his title against #1 contenders for as long as he can. Hopefully that includes a Condit rematch in the future with Ellenberger somewhere in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    1. That argument only works when the same people are calling for Silva but excusing GSP. It doesn't work if you just feel like Silva's under more pressure than GSP.

    2. There's actually some justification for expecting Silva to fight a larger guy but not GSP. a) Silva has already fought twice at LWH, GSP has never fought at MW. b) Silva, unlike GSP, says he wants to do super fights and cement his legacy.

    Long story short: Silva made his bed, accept it.

    As far as GSP goes, I'm happy to see him defend his title against #1 contenders for as long as he can. Hopefully that includes a Condit rematch in the future with Ellenberger somewhere in between.
    That's all well and dandy but just remember GSP refusing to fight bigger opponents doesn't do him any favors in the p4p rankings. If Silva is fighting outside of his weight class and beating top 10 fighters at lhw in my book that puts him light years ahead of GSP in any p4p rankings.

    I have no problems with GSP being the best fighter at WW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    All points you just made are easily applicable to Silva fighting Jones yet fight fans are nutting up to see this fight materialize regardless. The perception I get is that people expect Silva to fight bigger opponents but GSP gets a pass.
    I think people are more amped about Anderson fighting Jon because Anderson has fought three times in that division whereas GSP hasn't left the welterweight division. Anderson can make the weight and perform like the legend that he is so it's easy to see why people are a little more persistent about Silva and Jones fighting.

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