The superfight that won’t die. According to Georges St-Pierre’s training partner Nate Marquardt [via ESPN.co.uk], part of his decision to move down to welterweight was recommended from the division’s champion, GSP himself.
“Actually, he brought it up to me. He asked me what I was walking around at and said, ‘Wow. You should drop to 170.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know. You’re the champion there. I want to be a champion’. He told me not to worry about it, that if that’s what is best for me I have to do it. I didn’t even think about it until he said it. Once I went back to my own camp, it made sense to me. Honestly, I’m not thinking about [fighting GSP] and if it’s ever an issue I’ll deal with it then. I don’t know if [St. Pierre] is planning on moving up but I definitely know he’s considering fighting Anderson. I think that’s a great fight and I think he has the perfect style to beat a guy like Silva.”
It seems that either St-Pierre has no problem fighting his friend and training partner Marquardt now that they share a division, or more likely St-Pierre aspires to start a new challenge in the middleweight division should he surpass Jake Shields at UFC 129.