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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.

  • rb_

    I doubt silva would go for that, even if he did and beat gsp he would get the welterweight title if the fight goes down at 170, and i’m pretty sure silva wouldn’t even want the title since it would mean defending it, he would just refuse it and gsp would remain the champion, but with a smudge on the belt that says silva allowed gsp to be the champion.

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