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Georges St-Pierre Says He Needs To "Get Bigger" To Fight Anderson Silva

Coming off a decisive win over top contender Thiago Alves, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre recently provided an update on what’s next for him in an interview with Michael Landsberg of TSN in Canada. After any fighter is tested as St. Pierre was against Alves, the question of “what’s next?” is always certain to arise. While GSP said that nothing has been signed yet, he has heard the rumblings that the winner of the Mike Swick versus Martin Kampann fight will be his next opponent.

While either Swick or Kampmann would be an interesting fight for St. Pierre, the focus of the interview quickly turned to UFC middleweight champion Anderson “the Spider” Silva. Size is an obvious concern of St. Pierre’s when the topic of fighting Anderson is brought up. St. Pierre said that he normally weighs between 185 and 190 pounds. And Silva has told him that he normally walks around at between 225 and 230 pounds.

When asked about Silva, St. Pierre stated, “If I fight Anderson Silva one day, if this fight happens, I’m going to take an extra month. And I’m going to make sure that I’m getting ready for a fight. I’m going to put my weight at 200 pounds minimum. I’m going to get bigger. And I’m going to take some extra time to do it. Because if I do it, I want to do it well. And if I do it, I want to win. There’s only one thing on my mind. I’m not going to do it to try. If I do it it’s to win.”

Don’t expect this fight to happen any time in the near future. St. Pierre has been consistent in stating that the circumstances must be right for this fight. St. Pierre repeated this theme saying, “It depends on the timing. Right now is not good timing for me but one day maybe it will.”