GSP Still Sees Fights Left In Welterweight Division

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon for the first time in well over a year when he takes on Carlos Condit at UFC 154.

St-Pierre was forced out of a pair of fights with a knee injury, the second of which placed him under the operating table.

In the meantime, fighters such as Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann have made impacts in the division. In fact, the two will meet on the same night, likely to crown a No. 1 contender.

So, why talk of a potential super-fight between GSP and Anderson Silva continues to gain steam, St-Pierre isn’t ignoring his current opponent.

“It’s terrible,” said St-Pierre, in a recent interview with MMA Weekly. “I hate that, but I’m not focusing on that. I’m not speculating. I’m thinking about Condit right now.”

St-Pierre gave credit to the rest of the division, adding, “I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don’t understand why people are going crazy now.”

GSP and Silva have been talked about for several years, but nothing has come from it. St-Pierre faced another fellow UFC champion previously in his career when he defeated lightweight champ BJ Penn.

Photo credit: facebook.com/georgesstpierre

  • Rb_

    Of course gsp still wants to take the safe route, anderson silva had been open to fighting gsp for a while but he wants to play it safe like always.

  • http://profiles.google.com/highdollarstl Bill Schumer

    He can’t beat Anderson.

  • Rb_

    He’s afraid of changing weight classes, he wants to be the best but isn’t willing to fight the best unless they are #1 contender in welterweight and he has no choice, yes it’s a different weight class but gsp is a big welterweight and at catch weight it would only be a 5-10lb change.

  • http://twitter.com/two2guns aj devito

    He is scared he knows he’ll loose but id’e give him more respect if he fought and lost.

  • Haha

    Anderson can always come down to your weight class and not give you a choice hahahaha, Then you lose your belt.. Not good thinking GSP.

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