UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre wants the world to know he’s not afraid of fighting Anderson Silva – he just won’t be pressured into it. St-Pierre recently spoke at length about a potential match-up with the explosive middleweight champion where he was clear about his desire to do what he felt was right for himself rather than make a rash decision that could negatively impact his career for years to come.
Check out what GSP had to say about a scrap with Silva…
“This fight is the cherry on the sundae. He wants to fight me so he can then retire. I would like to fight him too, but after I fight him and win the fight, what happens next? These days, yeah, there’s a lot of money to be made, but I don’t fight for the money. My motivation is to be the best. Like we said, to be the Wayne Gretzky of my sport. So if I fight him, what happens next? It will be over. So yes, I want the fight, but I want to take it when I decide the time is right, not when he wants the fight to happen.”
“On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there’s a big weight difference. I’ve fought guys who were bigger — I’m not scared of him — it’s just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me. I just came back from an injury, there’s money to be made, there are fights in my weight class, other challenges out there, and if I fight him, I will have to gain weight, while he will have to lose weight, and then afterwards, I won’t be able to come back to my weight class.”
“First and foremost, I have things to do at 170 pounds. When I am ready and when I want the fight, that’s when it will happen.”
SOURCE: MMAFighting/ Tout Le Monde en Parle
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