Georges St. Pierre still has to get by 26-4-1 Jake Shields before he can move up to middleweight to challenge Anderson Silva in the super fight that everyone is talking about. Once UFC president Dana White revealed that the biggest fight in MMA would happen if St. Pierre got past Shields (and if Silva got past Vitor Belfort, but we saw what happened there), the MMA world began salivating over the prospect of the match up.
There is at least one person against the idea of the fight however, and that is Anderson Silva’s boxing trainer Josuel Distak, who recently told Tatame.com that St. Pierre should remain at welterweight so that he doesn’t lose or get hurt.
“Georges St. Pierre should stay in his division (laughs), because if he moves up he’d have much headache”, said Distak. “St. Pierre is a strategic fighter. Besides being very dangerous, Anderson also is strategic, so he has two weapons. Anderson has an advantage over St. Pierre because of his reach and game, he has a more efficient muay Thai and a tough ground game. Anderson will be prepared for him.”
St. Pierre and Shields will square off on April 30th in the main event of UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario in a fight that will make or break the currently most anticipated match up in MMA.
Do you think the fight comes to fruition, or does Jake Shields spoil everyone’s day by beating St. Pierre and stopping the super fight from happening?