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


Anderson Silva vs Georges St-Pierre 478x270Talk of a superfight between UFC welterweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva has swirled for years, but according to UFC president Dana White, St-Pierre doesn’t want the fight.

“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.

St-Pierre instead faces Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 349 views

Dana White "doesn’t want to say anything bad about Wanderlei Silva," but he won’t stay quiet while the recently retired MMA light heavyweight rants about his MMA promotion. Silva retired from the spo read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 17 views

Conor McGregor is a legit star, but according to Dana White, he's even bigger than Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre. Do you agree? Conor McGregor quickly knocked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, back read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 9 views

Is Georges St-Pierre readying for a UFC comeback? The former UFC welterweight champ won’t say, but today he reportedly met in his native Canada with UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Da read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC president Dana White says that Georges St-Pierre's injured knee has been cleared and he can resume training for a UFC return, but will he ever come back? read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 59 views

Las Vegas is a city famous for its sleight of hand, and that old magicians’ trick is what Dana White thinks Wanderlei Silva was doing with his retirement announcement.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 30 views

Dana White thinks that Wanderlei Silva's video bashing the UFC was an attempt at putting up a 'smokescreen' before his appearance with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Days before he was punishe read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC president Dana White reacts to Wanderlei Silva being banned for life by the Nevada Athletic Commission, saying he didn't see a lifetime ban coming. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 77 views

Wanderlei Silva's exit from mixed martial arts certainly hasn't been graceful. Prior to receiving a lifetime ban from competition by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Silva retired from the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 108 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) late last week and in the process, buried his former employer for running a combat sport read news >>