It wasn’t too long ago that it looked like a Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva superfight was imminent.
The thought was that, if St-Pierre could get past Jake Shields (which he did) and Silva past Vitor Belfort (accomplished), “Rush” and “The Spider” would face off in a champion vs. champion bout which would finally settle the speculation over which man is the better fighter.
Now, St-Pierre is slated to face former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz this fall, while Silva will meet the last man to have blemished his record, Yushin Okami, this August in Rio de Janeiro. That doesn’t mean that the dream fight is off the table though and St-Pierre is still thinking about the future of his career with that possibility in mind.
The dominant French-Canadian recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the possibility of facing Silva.
“I don’t want to have to go up in weight so much, then come back down and hurt my fighting because of it,” St-Pierre said of jumping to middleweight to face “The Spider.” “I’m trying to learn from other people’s mistakes. Silva walks around at 225 [pounds] to 230. My biggest is 185-190. So it’s a situation where, ‘Is it going to be fought at a catch weight?’
“After this [Diaz] fight, I need to reconsider my career, sit and talk with everyone. Right now, I’m only thinking about Nick Diaz.”
St-Pierre and Diaz will face off on October 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the main event of UFC 137.