After dominating Thiago Alves to earn a unanimous decision victory, the question remains, is middleweight champion Anderson Silva next for GSP?
“I don’t know,” the 170-pounder stated about a fight with you know who. “Thiago Alves was my toughest opponent thus far. Right now, my division is pretty stacked, so I am going to have to sit down with my manager and the UFC [to see what’s next].”
Is the welterweight class REALLY as sick as he suggests? Clearly the division has depth, however it appears that GSP is too big of a fish for that pond and it might be time for him to move up.
“Everybody asks me [about fighting Anderson Silva],” St-Pierre stated. “It’s a question of timing. I walk around at 185 pounds. I’m not that big for a welterweight either. Tonight, I was maybe 185, 184[pounds]. I would need time to properly put on more weight.”
With Silva slated to face Forrest Griffin in a light heavyweight scrap at UFC 101 next month, their schedules might match-up perfectly with a Silva win. Especially considering GSP might be on the mend after suffering a groin injury in the 3rdRound against Alves.
“I don’t know what happened, but I am in real bad pain,” GSP said of his injury. “It happened in the 3rdRound, when I was on my back he pushed my leg back and it could have been a very bad night for me.”
Well, it wasn’t. In fact it couldn’t have been much better. A finish of Alves would have been nice, but beggars can’t be choosers.
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