twitter google

GSP’s Trainer Believes Super-Fight With Anderson Silva Should Go Down At 170 Pounds

Firas Zahabi, the head trainer for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, does not believe his fighter can move up in weight to face Anderson Silva.

Instead, Zahabi wants to see Silva, the UFC middleweight champion, come down to 170 pounds for the one-off fight. Zahabi explained his reasoning during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour.

I wouldn’t want (GSP) to move up. I don’t know if Anderson can make 170 or something close to that. If Georges goes up, I know he won’t be able to come back down. He’s told me many times if he goes up he won’t go back down, and I believe him.

St-Pierre just recently unified the UFC welterweight title by defeating Carlos Condit. After looking at the division and not seeing many viable contenders, several have emerged, including Johny Hendricks.

The GSP-Silva talk is still in the infant stages, but UFC president Dana White has promised to make the match happen.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt

Event Date: May 10, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove

Event Date: May 15, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber

Event Date: May 16, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

Event Date: May 23, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves

Event Date: May 30, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs. Boetsch

Event Date: June 6, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2