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Anderson Silva At 170 Pounds? Coach Says It Would Be A “Crime”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has said he would be willing to meet UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at a catch-weight. St-Pierre, however, seems disinterested in a bout vs. the bigger Silva.

Now, Silva’s conditioning coach, Rogerio Camoes, says a drop to 170 pounds would be impossible – and ill-advised – for “The Spider.”

“It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg (170 pounds),” said Camoes, in an interview with Fighter’s Only. “He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much.”

Camoes agreed with a catch-weight somewhere around 174 pounds, saying that Silva has “been weighing around 92-94kg because he’s been thinking about this dropping weight to take GSP on.”

Any talk of GSP-Silva being finalized appears to be on ice for now, as UFC president Dana White recently said St-Pierre is still on vacation and that he has not sat down with either fighter to talk about a bout in detail.