As mentioned in yesterday’s bloggin’, Georges St Pierre visited the Joe Rogan Experience and it took them all of five minutes for Joe to ask Georges about his alien encounters. An hour later and St Pierre’s handlers were gesturing at their watches implying it was time to go, so Joe asked about that less important subject: Georges vs Anderson, aka what would be the biggest fight in the history of the sport. Here are the answers GSP gave:
- “I need to do stuff in my division before I take him on.”
- “Anderson Silva is really big. He’s 230 pounds. He’s a very big guy walking around. And I’m 190 pound. It’s a lot of weight difference.”
- “If he wants to make 170, I weigh 170, if he come 170 then it’s fine. He was fighting in Japan at 168, he was over 25 years old.”
- “It would be easier for me to fight at 155 than at 185. I would be more at my weight. There are guys at lightweight that cut down from 190.”
- “Right now he’s fighting Weidman and Johny Hendricks is freaking out, he wants to fight me. So we’ll see.”
So that’s four nos and a yes if Anderson drops down to welterweight. Plus a bunch of “We’ll see what happens,” which isn’t all that encouraging.
Y’know, for a while I was convinced that Georges was getting prepped to step up and face Silva, but it seems pretty clear from this and other interviews on his book tour that he’s not interested in the fight at all. Not now, and not any time soon. Maybe in some theoretical reality where he is about to retire and it’s still the biggest fight ever. But that may just be lip service to keep the fans from shitting on him for skipping out on an opportunity to challenge himself against our sport’s Muhammad Ali.