I suppose it shouldn’t be a shocker to hear that a fighter wants the superfights he thinks he’ll win rather than the ones he might lose. That’s why GSP never follows up his standard “I want to be known as the best martial artist ever” comment with the necessary follow-up “Therefore I shall fight Anderson Silva.” And why Andy is perfectly willing to bang the drum for a GSP fight, but when it comes to Jon Jones…
On a potential superfight with Georges St. Pierre:
“GSP is very educated and I like him a lot. A fight against him would be very, very, very big and this could actually happen.”
On fighting Jon Jones:
“I don’t plan on moving up in weight anymore. He’s in a different weight (class). I train with bigger guys, such as Lyoto Machida and Big Nog and I know how complicated it is. …Every time I see Jones I tell him to keep focus, because if he does that, there’s no opponent for him. He’s better than everyone. He’d have a lot of advantages (over me), he’s much younger and it wouldn’t be something interesting (for me).”
Well, at least he’s being honest about it. “He’s younger and has too many advantages, so no thanks” is on par with “How about I just admit I’d lose and let’s never speak of this again.” That’s all I ask of dudes ducking fights. Just admit it’s because you don’t think you’ll win.