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White: ‘GSP doesn’t want Silva, convinced he will lose Saturday’


No wonder Anderson Silva pretends to not know the name GSP. During an early scrum, UFC president Dana White clarified that Georges St-Pierre does NOT want a super-fight against Silva. Reasons being that the welterweight champ is that confident that his friend and training partner Chris Weidman will defeats Silva Saturday, July 6 in Las Vegas.

Here’s White’s response to rumors that St-Pierre does not want the “super-fight.”

“There’s no doubt about it – that’s a fact” said White. “If that was the case, he’d say, ‘F–k Weidman. I’ll take that fight. I really think Weidman’s going to beat him, but I don’t want Weidman to beat him. I want to be the guy to beat him.'”

“I’ve been working hard to try to make those fights,” White said. “Georges St-Pierre would not even think about this fight because Anderson Silva’s going to (lose), according to Georges St-Pierre.”

“At the end of the day, he weighs 170 pounds,” White said. “Any guy who’s going to fight up in weight – ‘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 a lot of fans want to see, it’s a big fight. It’s a legacy fight, and it’s a fight for the pound-for-pound best in the world.”

“Georges St-Pierre could do this catch-weight fight and he could still be the champ at 170. But what’s crazy to me is, GSP opted to take a very dangerous fight (against Hendricks) at 170 without trying to take a dangerous fight at 185.” – MMAJunkie

The mentions by White on St-Pierre taking on Hendricks suggests that the UFC was actually planning to make St-Pierre versus Silva, prior to the two champions current match-ups. With White also mentioning recently how much Silva wants a super-fight, it has to lead you to believe that GSP truly is no longer interested in the bout, despite mentions of wanting to prove to be the best pound-for-pound greatest, leaving the super-fight ball now in Jones’ corner.

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