In the not too distant past, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre had to weigh whether he wanted to put his belt on the line against Johny Hendricks or wait for a super-fight with middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva. St-Pierre ultimately opted for Hendricks but never went into a lot of detail about the reasons why. However, as it turns out, one of the motivating factors was clearly GSP’s belief top contender Chris Weidman will shatter Silva’s mystique this weekend at UFC 162.
St-Pierre spoke to SportsNet about the match-up, predicting an eye-opening result on Saturday night…
“My friend, Chris Weidman…I see him in training every day, I believe he’s gonna beat Anderson Silva. I believe he’s a bad match-up for Anderson Silva, very bad. Not only is he gonna beat…I believe he’s gonna finish Anderson Silva. It’s not gonna be too long, that fight.”
“People will be shocked. Anderson Silva is smart, Chris Weidman is coming back from an injury – long layoff – its the time to fight him right now. That’s good, it’s gonna be the best time to fight Chris Weidman.”
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