For the past year, MMA fans have been begging UFC president Dana White to arrange a superfight between reigning middleweight king Anderson Silva and welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre (pictured). Even Silva has been calling for GSP, but the planet’s baddest 170-pounder hasn’t shown any interest in taking the blockbuster bout.
And now we know why.
It appears St-Pierre doesn’t want to waste his time contemplating a scrap with Silva because he KNOWS “The Spider” will lose to Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
“[GSP is] 100 percent, absolutely, positively knows that Weidman is going to beat Anderson Silva,” White said Saturday night. “No doubt in his mind that that fight with [Silva] won’t happen because Weidman is going to win.
“There’s no ‘what if’ for him. He absolutely, positively knows [Weidman] is going to win that fight.”
White has always teased fans with a Silva vs. St-Pierre and Silva vs. Jon Jones megafight, but the lone caveat was neither scrap could take place if the 38-year-old Silva lost beforehand.
St-Pierre often sharpens his Brazilian jiu jitsu game at Renzo Gracie’s gym, one of the facilities Weidman trains at so his less than impartial prediction is understandable considering he’s witnessed the “All-American’s” skills firsthand.
Weidman has been professing since Day 1 that he’s a bad matchup for Silva and has already apologized to White and MMA fans for ruining the superfights they have been clamoring for.
Silva will lose his hardware to Weidman on July 6 (according to GSP and Weidman, of course), while St-Pierre is expected to make his next title defense against Johny Hendricks later this year.