According to the head trainer of defending welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Firas Zahabi, a superfight with Anderson Silva would be a fight he would take. However, it would come at a high cost. We aren’t just talking about UFC President Dana White pulling out the checkbook type of cost, Zahabi said GSP would do the fight but it would likely be his final MMA fight of his career. On the horizon is a potential title defense against Johny Hendricks and Zahabi thinks there would be more fights for him after that, but if GSP moves up to fight Silva he won’t drop back down.
Zahabi told Sherdog:
“That’s something that after he comes back from vacation we’re going to have to sit down and talk about, Georges and me and his management. It’s not a one-sided decision. The UFC is going to have to obviously tell us what they want to do. I think Georges would do either fight, to be honest with you.”
“If he fights Hendricks, I think he could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.”
“Win or lose, I think he’ll probably end on that note, on Anderson Silva. Maybe that’s why it’s been pushed back a little bit, but I think when it does happen, it’ll be the last one because once he goes up a weight class, he’s never coming back down.”