Dana White: “I think [Anderson Silva] is too big for GSP”

Written by Tom Ngo
September 2nd, 2009

White: [Silva] too Big for GSP – UFC fans were hoping after Georges St-Pierre’s most recent win over Thiago Alves at UFC 100 meant that a superfight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva just around the corner.

In the past, Dana White had said that as long as St-Pierre cleaned out his division it would “probably” be signed, however, as of late, the brash President seems to have backtracked from those initial statements.

Now, it seems highly unlikely that bout will ever take place.

“I think he’s too big for Georges,” White explained. “Forrest Griffin is huge and at the [UFC 101] weigh-ins, when we squared them off, he was as big as Forrest at 205lbs.”

St-Pierre has admitted that he walks around at 190lbs. while Silva walks around at 220lbs. That means at the time of a potential fight, Silva would be anywhere from 20-30lbs. heavier than the welterweight champ.

The winner of the Martin Kampmann vs. Mike Swick fight at UFC 103 will be deemed the #1 contender to GSP’s UFC welterweight title, but they will most likely have to wait until at least February to get a title fight due to a groin injury St-Pierre suffered in his win over Alves.

White is hopeful that they can get St-Pierre back into the Octagon as soon as possible as he doesn’t like to have his “stars” go on such a long layoff.

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