Georges St. Pierre Could Drop To Lightweight, But Doesn’t Want To

Firas Zahabi may want Georges St. Pierre to move down to lightweight, but GSP, eh, not so much.

In an interview with MMA Nation, St. Pierre explained why he’s not too keen on dropping to 155.

For me, it would be easier to go down than to go up. The reason is my weight, I walk around between 185-190 but the thing is, I don’t want to go to lightweight because I don’t want to get smaller as a human being, as a man. I want to be bigger as possible, you know? I’m good as what I am as a welterweight right now. People want me to go up and we’ll see, one day if the timing is good and the person maybe I will but it will take time. Changing weight, it’s hard to do. People ask me this question sometime so we’ll see what’s gonna happen.

I don’t like the whole cut process now. I don’t like to play with my health. I could do it. I could do it, seriously, I could really do it but I don’t believe, I don’t want to lose too much weight. I don’t think it’s healthy and outside of performance, the most important thing for me is my well-being so I want my well-being to be my first priority and I don’t think it’s good for the body to lose that much weight.

Georges has been answering questions about his weight for a long time, and while he has always left the door open for it, it doesn’t really seem like he wants to to move to a different weight class.

I guess you can’t really blame him. He is the long-reigning champion of the UFC welterweight division and continues to enjoy all the fame and fortune that goes along with that. Why risk losing that by moving to a different division when you’re so easily dominating the weight class you’re in? I can’t speak for Georges, but considering how risk adverse he is, I’m sure that’s the question he asks himself every time these questions come up.

As the saying goes, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

  • Bill Schumer

    He doesn’t want to fight Anderson, period.  GSP walks around at 190, and just said he doesn’t like to cut weight.  I’m not sure why he has to put on so much weight to fight at 185, just to take it back off.  He could fight right now at 185 if he wanted to but knows that it would be bad for his legacy.

    • warriordave927

      I don’t think anybody in their right mind would take a fight with Anderson going in as a natural 185 lb’er,I don’t know true what I’ve read is but I’ve read Anderson drops from 220 before he fights at 185 so your asking him to give up at least 20-30 lbs come fight night,idk about you but that seems pretty dumb,call him scared if you will but I call it smart not wanting to give your opponent a pretty big size advantage,gsp has said before that if he were to move up to 185 that he qanted to put on more weight but it would take some time for that to happen,so people can’t expect him just to go from fighting welterweight and fight middleweight 4 months later

      • Bill Schumer

        Anderson may walk around at 220 at times, but not before a fight.  I’d guess on fight nights he’s coming in around 197 so it’s not that big of difference.  No matter what he does he won’t be bigger than Anderson nor will he beat him. Actually there’s a lot of middleweights that would give GSP problems.  He needs to stay at 170 where’s he’s king; there are plenty of new challenges ahead anyway – especially Diaz, Condit, Ellenberger and eventually Rory McDonald.

  • ass

    its official, GSP is scared! from what he says here, hes happy being a boring turd and dosent wanna take a fight were he would more than likely loose…i guess its smart for him but it just sucks for all the fans that dont like boring fights

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