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GSP doesn’t wanna become RJJ

Goddamn I can’t wait for April 30th. Not because of Georges St Pierre vs Jake Shields (although it should still be a great fight). But because afterward we’ll finally be able to ask about this Anderson Silva superfight without that bullshit ‘one fight at a time’ answer being used to deflect GSP’s intentions. Thus far signs have been cloudy, with occasional glimmers of hope mixed in with many signs of doubt:

“Right now, I am a 170-pounder,” St. Pierre said. “If I were to fight at 185 pounds, it would be a complete reorientation of my career.

“We’ve seen in the past with boxers like Roy Jones Jnr. In my opinion, what ended Roy Jones’ career-winning streak was when he went up in weight and tried to go back down. It’s not the fact that he went up; it’s when he tried to go back down that messed him up.

“For me, it’s a good example because Roy Jones was known as one of the best of all time before he started losing. It makes me think twice sometimes [about changing] weight; it’s not really going up that hurts you, sometimes it’s to go [back] down.”

The frustrating thing here is that few people are asking Georges to move up to 185. We just want that Anderson Silva fight. If GSP wants to stay at 170 and fight Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves again, or maybe Carlos Condit, Martin Kampmann, and Diego Sanchez, that’s his prerogative. There’s been indications that Anderson would be willing to meet at a catchweight. And sure, Silva is going to be bigger, but that’s already a given and part of the challenge of this fight.

Yeah, GSP has to look out for his career. He’s gotta worry about getting smashed Rich Franklin style and I’m sure he’s still haunted by that time he lost to Matt Serra. But avoiding the biggest fight in the history of the sport because you might lose isn’t what legends are made of. And maybe he should worry more about what happens if he doesn’t take the Anderson Silva superfight. Playing it safe may seem like the smartest idea right now, but in the long run his career may end up being judged more for what he didn’t do than what he did. Avoiding challenges is no way to cement your legacy as one of the best mixed martial artists in history.

  • Reverend Clint

    he is French and Canadian, a lethal combo of pussy and apathy.

  • G Funk

    This gave me deja-vu. I feel like I’ve read this exact same post repeatedly on the orange F site… Is it the herb?

  • Elfenstein

    i dont want to see gsp vs silva, i want to see silva meet jon jones. premature ? i think not. As for GSP ? let him rule his division Hughes style – it’s still very entertaining.

    silva vs jones — much more interesting as they are much the same size … and size does matter …

  • Elfenstein


    do not think history will pass gsp by .. as he is allready well cemented in it.
    and do not deny it or i will have you in a choke hold :p

  • matthewpolly

    I think he’ll fight Silva, but not next, maybe in a couple of years. It would be a foolish risk and he’s not into taking risks.

  • Blackula Jonez

    But isn’t he more comfortable being PBF?

  • kvelertak

    @elfenstein – He’ll be remembered the same way Hughes was remembered, a dominate champ, but he’s not going to be the big breakout star who dominates over severl weight classes.

    I don’t think he’ll grow much more than he has because he’s fighting fairly shitty guys and won’t challenge himself, afraid to move up, ect.

  • kvelertak

    Funny thing is.. they are losing their hold on the Super fight already. Jon Jones is the new guy that everybody wants to see fight Silva.

    It’s funny because GSP talks about wanting to be the guy that brings MMA to the mainstream in the primetime special. Yeah, also, Jon Jones.

    I think history is going to pass GSP by because of his style

  • Rob2Kx

    Weight Classes exist for a reason.


    Indeed!  Silva’s fought higher and has got 4″ on GSP… I can hardly blame GSP for thinking twice.  Should we call Silva a fag because he’s now starting to talk superfight with the smaller GSP instead calling out Jones (who is closer in size)?  The slant on this purely lies in who’s nuts you hug. 

  • Blackula Jonez

    GSP fans after the Sonnen fight:


    OMG GSP would maul Silva, Georges sub defense is bullet proof he would totally take a 5 round decision.


    GSP fans after the Charlie Murphy Kick he hit Vitor with:

    Uhhh….Anderson is too big….like 9 feet tall, we are just fine watching GSP decision one dimensional strikers and rasslers.


    Pick a narrative and stick to it, full disclosure I can give two shits about either guy, just lolling at the change in narrative about the superfight now that it is a real possibility. But I still hold Anderson and BJ in higher regard for taking fights in multiple weight classes, GSP is the prototype for the future but you can’t deny that the man is very VERY risk averse.

  • iamphoenix

    “Uhhh….Anderson is too big….like 9 feet tall, we are just fine watching GSP decision one dimensional strikers and rasslers.”

    hhahahah. haha.


    ha. 9 feet tall.

  • agentsmith

    And he shoots lightning bolts from his arse.

  • Sodomize Intolerance

    It takes two to tango and then beat the fuck out of each other in MMA.  Either GSP moves up, or Anderson moves down.  It’s not just GSP being a bitch for not moving up.  If Anderson moved down and said he wanted the belt, GSP would be forced to take him as his next opponent.  It’s kinda how the championship works in the UFC; you can’t pick your opponent when you’re the champ.  The fight would probably work better at WW anyway.  I’d hate for GSP to come in as a medium-sized MW (as he is currently a huge WW) and have the size play a factor.  Being able to make WW with his huge frame is one of his weapons.  What’s the problem with Silva moving down?  If he could make the weight, he’d probably just be a fairly large WW.

    Fuck this blaming GSP bullshit.

    Make Silva move down.

  • Reverend Clint

    meet at a catch weight so both are at a disadvantage… true pound for pound

  • kvelertak

    Silva already said he’d do a catch weight. Weight isn’t the fucking problem.

    It’s about who is the best, and who is comfortable with their abilities.

  • G Funk

    Wow, Black made me lol with a funny post! Holy chit!

  • frickshun

    Black has just bought the box set of Def Comedy Jam Season 1 & watched it 4 times in a row.