Anderson Silva: “I Respect Georges St-Pierre But He Only Takes Easy Fights, I Like Bigger Challenges In My Life”
Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are the legends of UFC. Both fighters were the most dominant champions in their weight classes.
“The Spider” is the owner of the longest title reign in the history of UFC – 2,457 days! He is a former eleven-time UFC Middleweight champion! Anderson Silva was on the throne from October 14, 2006, to July 6, 2013! Silva is also the owner of the longest UFC winning streak with the score of 16! The Brazilian is also the only man who put nine rivals to sleep in a title bout!
Georges St-Pierre is a former twelve-time UFC Welterweight title winner, who earned one Middleweight title too! He fought 15 times in a title bout. He shares that record with the legendary wrestler Randy Couture. “GSP” is also the man with most total fight time in a title bout – 4:14:28.
When Silva ruled 185-pound weight class, “Rush” was the king of -170. Today, the Brazilian is a Middleweight contender, and he is set for the clash versus Israel Adesanya at UFC 234, on February 10, 2019. Georges St-Pierre? It is rumored his fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov is in works for 2019 PPV event.
Many MMA fans would be thrilled to see Anderson Silva Vs Georges St-Pierre. Unfortunately, the fight between these two ultimate warriors was never materialized. Anderson Silva blames GSP for that. Silva claims the French-Canadian superstar is only interested in “easy fights”. (h/t ESPN)
“That’s an interesting fight, but Georges has never come to accept the challenge,” Silva said. “Georges just runs, runs, runs, It’s crazy. I do not think Georges wants the fight — but that’s OK. I respect Georges. He is a great fighter. Maybe he just has a different view — to take easy fights. That’s not me. I like to take the big challenges in my life.”
Despite Anderson Silva respects the Canadian, he thinks St-Pierre stays away from real challenges.
“Georges is very lucky and very smart. He never goes to take a fight if it’s not easy. That’s the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he never takes the real challenges in life. That’s my opinion. I respect him, but that’s my opinion.”
Do you think Georges St-Pierre Vs Anderson Silva might happen in the future?