While Georges St Pierre didn’t quite make the cut during his World Series of Poker qualifying round, he was still all smiles on Sunday talking about Anderson Silva’s loss to Chris Weidman:
“I predicted Chris Weidman would win but I didn’t think he’d win the way he did,” St-Pierre told PokerListings.com. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up. But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he’s the best in the world.”
“Silva’s very good at getting into his opponent’s head so I don’t think it’s a lack of respect. It’s more that he plays mind-games with his opponents,” said St-Pierre. It almost worked this time but he got caught. It doesn’t mean that it was a bad strategy for him. You always recognize a great champion by how they come back from a loss and I know Silva came back from a loss and adversity before. He’s the greatest of all time for sure.”
No mention of the superfight we lost between Anderson and Georges, which is probably just the way GSP likes it.
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