Upon hearing the news that Georges St. Pierre actually offered to fight Anderson Silva, I immediately traveled to Montreal, Canada to bang on the front door of Tri-Star gym to get the details. Instead, I stumbled across this place called Smoke’s Poutinerie and carbed out until my stomach kicked me in the face. Poutine, what a lovely way to die via cheese curd asphyxiation. If any of you see me going near one of those places, remind me how I want to live long enough to see my next birthday without having invasive coronary bypass surgery. Also be sure to remind me that Georges St. Pierre wants $50,000,000 to fight Anderson Silva. At least that’s what Mike Straka said on a recent episode of The MMA Beat. Check out this excerpt transcribed by Vendetta Fighter.
I was told by somebody very close to Georges; that Georges today, makes close to eight million dollars a fight.
So to fight Anderson Silva, he’s going to ask for fifty million dollars. Five-zero, because he said that Georges has ten fights left in his career, at eight million a fight.
But he believes that Anderson could actually hurt him, could physically hurt him and end his career. So to take that chance he wants fifty million dollars, and that’s exactly the number he’s going to go to Dana White with.
$50,000,000 to see GSP in a superfight against Anderson Silva that would take Nick Diaz a few handfuls of Purple Urkle and an unlimited supply of vegan Instant Noodle — I think the choice is clear, Dana White.