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GSP basically says no to Anderson Silva fight

Georges St Pierre made his first public appearance since the Carlos Condit fight on French talk show ‘Tout La Monde En Parle’, and MMA Fighting translated the part where he basically says he ain’t fighting Anderson Silva any time soon…

“This fight is the cherry on the sundae,” he said. “He wants to fight me so he can then retire. I would like to fight him too, but after I fight him and win the fight, what happens next? These days, yeah, there’s a lot of money to be made, but I don’t fight for the money. My motivation is to be the best. Like we said, to be the Wayne Gretzky of my sport. So if I fight him, what happens next? It will be over. So yes, I want the fight, but I want to take it when I decide the time is right, not when he wants the fight to happen.

“On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there’s a big weight difference. I’ve fought guys who were bigger — I’m not scared of him — it’s just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me. I just came back from an injury, there’s money to be made, there are fights in my weight class, other challenges out there, and if I fight him, I will have to gain weight, while he will have to lose weight, and then afterwards, I won’t be able to come back to my weight class.

“First and foremost, I have things to do at 170 pounds. When I am ready and when I want the fight, that’s when it will happen.”

So let me get this straight. Anderson Silva wants this fight because he’s retiring soon, but Georges will decide when the time is right. Anderson Silva is too big, but Georges has fought bigger guys and that’s not the reason. Georges doesn’t fight for money, but there’s money to be made right now at welterweight. His motivation is to be the best, but if he fights Anderson Silva now he’ll be the best too soon! “Yes, I want the fight” to “When I want the fight, that’s when it will happen.”

I appreciate MMA Fighting translating the interview, but I’ve got my own translation: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

The entire interview, en français, after the jump.

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