GSP Says There’s More To Lose Than Gain By Fighting Anderson Silva

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Former two division UFC champion Georges St. Pierre was last seen in action at UFC 217, defeating Michael Bisping to win the middleweight title.

A super fight has been rumored for quite some time between GSP and former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, but St. Pierre says there’s more to lose than gain by accepting that bout.

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“The fight with Anderson Silva, there’s been a lot of talk,” St. Pierre said on The Luke Thomas Show. “It’s been offered to me twice, earlier in my career, during my welterweight run. I don’t exactly remember when. I was doing my welterweight run and I had a talk with Dana and Lorenzo and the condition if I would make that fight was a catchweight, because after my goal was to go back down to my initial weight class at 170. Also, I wanted to implement testing, which they didn’t have before. I was asking for VADA and back in the day they had issues. Something happened politically between the UFC and VADA, I don’t know what happened, but they were not interested in that. The other time that happened, after I finished, I took a break with Johny Hendricks and Dana texted me asking if I want to fight Anderson Silva but I didn’t want to fight nobody. I said no. I took four years off. Now things have changed. Silva has lost. Now it is not as interesting. There’s a lot more to lose than gain.”

Silva is returning to action early next year at UFC 234, while GSP has no fights booked at the moment.

GSP says he is always scared to fight against any opponent, but that doesn’t make the former two division champion a coward.

“I’m always scared, no matter who I’m fighting,” St. Pierre said. “But I’ve done a lot of things in my career, I took on a lot of opponents. The things I have done are pretty ballsy and I’ve done it. Yes, I have a lot of issues. I’m not a perfect man. I have problems, but one thing I can tell you is that I’m not a coward. This is the truth. Even though I’m scared, I walk the walk. I’ve done it every fight.”

There is no word on when GSP may fight again, who took off for four years before competing again at UFC 217.

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