Georges St-Pierre Wants to Conquer Welterweight Division Before Fathoming Anderson Silva Fight


Georges St Pierre Sept GSP 2012_1957UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to action after more than a year and a half away from the sport and face Carlos Condit at UFC 154, but all anyone seems to talk about these days is GSP facing Anderson Silva.

The superfight, which would almost be a lock for the biggest fight in MMA history, has been mentioned by both Silva and UFC president Dana White as the bout most likely to happen next should St-Pierre defeat Condit in November.

It appears, however, the only person who hasn’t signed on for that deal is St-Pierre himself.

He believes there’s a lot of disrespect in even talking about an Anderson Silva fight when he has interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit standing directly in his path.

“It’s terrible. I hate that, but I’m not focusing on that. I’m not speculating,” St-Pierre told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m thinking about Condit right now; that’s what I should do.”

Since his injury, St-Pierre has watched a welterweight division he’s ruled with an iron fist over the last few years flourish in his absence. Not only has Condit moved into position as the interim champion, but Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks are now poised as No. 1 contenders who fight on the same UFC 154 card that St-Pierre fights on in his return to action.

Before anyone should even fathom a superfight between St-Pierre and Silva, the Canadian believes he still has a lot of work to do at welterweight.

“I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now, but I just came back from an injury, so maybe some people see me as a weak link. We’ll see what’s going to happen in the future,” said St-Pierre.

Check out this exclusive one-on-one interview with Georges St-Pierre where he talks about his recovery from surgery, Carlos Condit and much more:

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

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le faces Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event on Aug. 23, but is eyeing a fight with Anderson Silva next. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le faces Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event on Aug. 23, but is eyeing a fight with Anderson Silva next. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says he'll never fight again without drug testing from a credible independent anti-doping organization. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says fight fans shouldn't expect him to strap on the gloves again unless the world's premiere mixed martial arts organization institutes in read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

Slow news day? Pffffft. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight (and soon to be middleweight) Nick Diaz is in big trouble with the law, and will have some explaining to do to his ZUFFA boss read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

Bellator veered into rasslin' territory and aired a farce of a skit involving a masked man. The UFC welcomed Thiago Silva back into the fold. Joe Rogan bashed a hornet's nest, then tried to blame the read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 24 views

With the news that the prodigal UFC Welterweight has been arrested twice in the past year for DUI and has missed multiple court dates, his return bout against Anderson Silva is in doubt. Yesterday's read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 views

The biggest fight of 2015, on nearly every kind of scale one imagines, is probably Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. After that, it's Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz. It wasn't always this way, of course. B read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

Check out the latest edition of the Great MMA Debate to hear Cung Le talk about Anderson Silva, his acting career, Ronda Rousey's transition into movies, and his upcoming fight with Michael Bisping. read news >>