Anderson Silva’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Says Fight At 170 Would Be Criminal

Everyone is talking about how Anderson Silva could make the welterweight limit in a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre and still compete at the same level as the dominant “Spider” fans have seen for years. Even Silva has said he could make the 170-pound mark without a problem, a thought echoed by the pound-for-pound king’s strength and conditioning coach Rogerio Camoes thinks he could make it.

However, he doesn’t think it would be a good idea. In fact, Camoes went as far as to say it would be a crime to make Silva dip down so low…

Camoes explained to Sherdog:

“It would be a crime for Anderson to fight at 170. He could make the weight, but the physical loss would be too great. We have to respect GSP, who, besides being a great fighter, is a monster physically. The Canadian would have a considerable physical advantage if they fought at welterweight.”

Camoes says the only fair weight to make this fight is at 177 lbs:

“Right now, Anderson is between 203 and 207 pounds, already thinking about having to cut weight to face GSP,” said Camoes. “Anderson moving down 7 pounds and St. Pierre going up 7 pounds would be more fair to them, and for the audience to see a great fight.”