According To Manager, Anderson Silva Needs Fight With Georges St-Pierre

During a recent interview with the Brazilian news outlet Tatame, Jorge Guimarares mentioned the idea of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva facing UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

While this is a match that has been discussed countless times for the past few years, the fact that Silva’s manager has brought it back up has generated interest.

No opponent makes sense for Anderson at this moment, unless we do a catch-weight against Georges St-Pierre. They didn’t offer the fight, but he’s the only one that could do a super-fight.

Guimarares was very critical of several rising stars in the UFC’s middleweight division, saying the likes of Chris Weidman, Tim Boetsch and Alan Belcher don’t bring enough name recognition to a fight and are, “a big joke.”

Currently, GSP is expected to face Carlos Condit to unify the welterweight titles, while contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann continue to push for championship matches.

It remains unknown what Silva wants to do in terms of fighting again. The UFC seems to be preparing a tournament-like grouping to determine a future No. 1 contender.

Photo credit: Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog

  • Scottm2929@hotmail.com

    Ha classic Silva/team wait for gsp to get injured then take out a rusty gsp to secure his legacy!!!

  • LeoLarios

    I bet a fight with nick Diaz would make for ppv sales.

    • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

      Yeah but you can hardly justify giving diaz a shot in a weight class I don’t think he’s ever fought in,if they fight at a catchweight it makes more sense but still dont think Andersons camp will go for it

      • LeoLarios

        I beg to differ! Anderson’s camp was willing to give Luke a shot at the champ. What makes you think nick wouldn’t double ratings if he’d get a chance?

        • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

          The only difference is that rockhold actually brings something into the fight in that he is the strikeforce champ,I know it doesnt compare to nicks accomplishments but nick isn’t a current champ,the only reason I can see this happeming is money which is a huge reason for all partys to agree but I still see this as a dream matchup and not big possibility,who knows maybe it will happen while the mw division clears itself up and a true contender emerges,and it also sets up the other possible super fight with a.s. and gsp for the future

          • LeoLarios

            Don’t shit your self, we all know GSP is scared shitless. The man hasn’t won a TKO or KO or a SON in god knows how long? But this I can guarantee….If Nick fights Anderson I’d bet my life someone is getting knocked out.

          • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

            Don’t know if you literally mean don’t shit myself but ill try not to

          • LeoLarios

            How about don’t get your panties in a bunch. Do you understand that? Or will you take it literally?

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