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.

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