Firas Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Anderson Silva

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Shawn91111
12/6/12 12:04:41PM
Despite recent claims from Anderson Silva's camp stating otherwise, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is still interested in a blockbuster fight against Anderson Silva, according to TriStar gym head trainer Firas Zahabi.

"I asked him if he wants to fight Anderson. He told me, ‘Yes,'" Zahabi said. "But I think there's a lot to be negotiated, so I don't know much more than that. If one day they tell me he's fighting Anderson Silva, I'll treat him accordingly. If they tell me he's fighting Nick Diaz, I'll treat him accordingly."

St-Pierre is currently vacationing following a hard-fought title defense over Carlos Condit at UFC 154, his first fight in 19 months, and has mostly laid low during public negotiations.

"After a fight like that, he needs time off," said Zahabi.

"Honestly, whenever we've just finished a fight, we're just so happy the fight is done, we don't talk about fighting anymore. And then when we get a name, that's all we're focused on."

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airkerma
12/6/12 1:31:18PM
Meanwhile Jackson is saying that GSP is eyeballing Hendricks for his next fight.
george112
12/6/12 1:47:53PM
I'm tired of the Silva/GSP runaround

Back and forth. Back and forth.


Dana either do it or don't.
Silva either do it or don't.
GSP either do it or don't.


I'm tired of the MW division standing still anyways. Make Silva defend the belt already so we can get the show rolling
Shawn91111
12/6/12 2:02:35PM

Posted by george112

I'm tired of the Silva/GSP runaround

Back and forth. Back and forth.


Dana either do it or don't.
Silva either do it or don't.
GSP either do it or don't.


I'm tired of the MW division standing still anyways. Make Silva defend the belt already so we can get the show rolling



Against who?
george112
12/6/12 2:08:56PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by george112

I'm tired of the Silva/GSP runaround

Back and forth. Back and forth.


Dana either do it or don't.
Silva either do it or don't.
GSP either do it or don't.


I'm tired of the MW division standing still anyways. Make Silva defend the belt already so we can get the show rolling



Against who?



Doesn't really matter. If someone is injured take the next person in line. Waiting for contenders to fight each other is getting ridiculous in mw division
Bubbles
12/6/12 2:12:39PM

Posted by george112

I'm tired of the Silva/GSP runaround

Back and forth. Back and forth.


Dana either do it or don't.
Silva either do it or don't.
GSP either do it or don't.


I'm tired of the MW division standing still anyways. Make Silva defend the belt already so we can get the show rolling


I think both fighters should defend their title once more by May and then have this superfight towards the end of the year
Wallass
12/6/12 2:18:43PM
Really Firas? Just like Diaz is the number one contender? Everything about GSP says he wants nothing to do with the fight and I doubt it ever happens. I think Firas is beginning to enjoy talking a little too much.
BillsNewAccount
12/6/12 2:37:59PM
It seemed pretty obvious after the Condit fight that GSP doesn't want to fight Andy. You don't tell a massive audience of fans 'I'd have to discuss it with my manager' if you really wanted to take the fight. IMO they should have had Nick sitting in the audience.

I still kinda want to see Diaz v GSP in the hope (false hope likely) it will light a fire under GSP but with that said I would be more than happy to see him fight Hendrix who could be a pretty tough matchup for Georges.
king_katool
12/6/12 3:26:04PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount

It seemed pretty obvious after the Condit fight that GSP doesn't want to fight Andy. You don't tell a massive audience of fans 'I'd have to discuss it with my manager' if you really wanted to take the fight. IMO they should have had Nick sitting in the audience.

I still kinda want to see Diaz v GSP in the hope (false hope likely) it will light a fire under GSP but with that said I would be more than happy to see him fight Hendrix who could be a pretty tough matchup for Georges.



Are you implying that GSP didnt have a fire lit under him against Condit?? One of the best GSP fights to date, regardless if it was still a decision
BillsNewAccount
12/6/12 3:36:58PM

Posted by king_katool


Posted by BillsNewAccount

It seemed pretty obvious after the Condit fight that GSP doesn't want to fight Andy. You don't tell a massive audience of fans 'I'd have to discuss it with my manager' if you really wanted to take the fight. IMO they should have had Nick sitting in the audience.

I still kinda want to see Diaz v GSP in the hope (false hope likely) it will light a fire under GSP but with that said I would be more than happy to see him fight Hendrix who could be a pretty tough matchup for Georges.



Are you implying that GSP didnt have a fire lit under him against Condit?? One of the best GSP fights to date, regardless if it was still a decision



I uh... was not impressed by his performance

You and I see that fight very differently. His takedowns looked impressive as always but Georges didn't.

Also, what does that say about GSP if one of his best fights today went to a decision and Condit was never in jeopardy of being finished?
Shawn91111
12/6/12 3:38:03PM

Posted by george112


Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by george112

I'm tired of the Silva/GSP runaround

Back and forth. Back and forth.


Dana either do it or don't.
Silva either do it or don't.
GSP either do it or don't.


I'm tired of the MW division standing still anyways. Make Silva defend the belt already so we can get the show rolling



Against who?



Doesn't really matter. If someone is injured take the next person in line. Waiting for contenders to fight each other is getting ridiculous in mw division



Exactly who is next in line though?
Shawn91111
12/6/12 4:00:43PM
Ariel Helwani ?@arielhelwani

Dana just said GSP told him I want Nick Diaz. Dana said that's probably the fight we'll make.
george112
12/6/12 4:08:45PM
2. Michael Bisping

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Chris Weidman

5. Tim Boetsch

6. Mark Munoz

7. Alan Belcher

8. Brian Stann

9. Yushin Okami

10. Luke Rockhold

Any of those.start with bisping and make your way down . If any are hurt or unavialiable go to the next.

Simple.

Henderson is having his second title fight on Saturday .Silva sitting with the title is bullshit not having to defend it more then twice a year.
king_katool
12/6/12 4:16:14PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by king_katool


Posted by BillsNewAccount

It seemed pretty obvious after the Condit fight that GSP doesn't want to fight Andy. You don't tell a massive audience of fans 'I'd have to discuss it with my manager' if you really wanted to take the fight. IMO they should have had Nick sitting in the audience.

I still kinda want to see Diaz v GSP in the hope (false hope likely) it will light a fire under GSP but with that said I would be more than happy to see him fight Hendrix who could be a pretty tough matchup for Georges.



Are you implying that GSP didnt have a fire lit under him against Condit?? One of the best GSP fights to date, regardless if it was still a decision



I uh... was not impressed by his performance

You and I see that fight very differently. His takedowns looked impressive as always but Georges didn't.

Also, what does that say about GSP if one of his best fights today went to a decision and Condit was never in jeopardy of being finished?



TBH ive never been impressed by GSP the fighter, I see him as a extremely talented athlete, able to finish lesser athletes but not guys who are decent athletes.

GSP putting himself in some dangerous spots with Condit showed me he wants to be exciting, but I still dont expect too many finishes from him, but I do expect him to keep it standing a little more and try to be exciting. Just my 2 cents
BillsNewAccount
12/6/12 4:16:36PM

Posted by george112

2. Michael Bisping

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Chris Weidman

5. Tim Boetsch

6. Mark Munoz

7. Alan Belcher

8. Brian Stann

9. Yushin Okami

10. Luke Rockhold

Any of those.start with bisping and make your way down . If any are hurt or unavialiable go to the next.

Simple.

Henderson is having his second title fight on Saturday .Silva sitting with the title is bullshit not having to defend it more then twice a year.



Just looking at that list makes me think Andy needs a super fight. I don't see any of those fighters challenging Silva. The only person that has a way to beat him is Paul Harris and he'll never get a shot.

Paul Harris 1st round leg lock. All day everyday.
Shawn91111
12/6/12 4:17:56PM

Posted by george112

2. Michael Bisping

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Chris Weidman

5. Tim Boetsch

6. Mark Munoz

7. Alan Belcher

8. Brian Stann

9. Yushin Okami

10. Luke Rockhold

Any of those.start with bisping and make your way down . If any are hurt or unavialiable go to the next.

Simple.

Henderson is having his second title fight on Saturday .Silva sitting with the title is bullshit not having to defend it more then twice a year.




2. Michael Bisping - Fighting Belfort

3. Vitor Belfort - Fighting Bisping

4. Chris Weidman - Injured

5. Tim Boetsch - Fighting Philippou

6. Mark Munoz - Coming off a loss

7. Alan Belcher - Fighting Okami

8. Brian Stann - Coming off a loss

9. Yushin Okami - Fighting Belcher

10. Luke Rockhold - Injured

What current champ has defended their belt more than 2 times a year?
george112
12/6/12 4:47:41PM
Then go out of the top ten.

Why are people so up fighter rankings ass??? Obviously if people are hurt or unavailable find somebody in the weight class to fight.


OR

Change a fight with a top ten to just face Silva.


Shawn91111
12/6/12 5:17:28PM

Posted by george112

Then go out of the top ten.

Why are people so up fighter rankings ass??? Obviously if people are hurt or unavailable find somebody in the weight class to fight.


OR

Change a fight with a top ten to just face Silva.





You're going to have Silva fight someone out of the top 10 at MW? No, just no
george112
12/6/12 5:28:40PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by george112

Then go out of the top ten.

Why are people so up fighter rankings ass??? Obviously if people are hurt or unavailable find somebody in the weight class to fight.


OR

Change a fight with a top ten to just face Silva.





You're going to have Silva fight someone out of the top 10 at MW? No, just no


So he fights people outside of the top 10 at lhw???

That makes sense
Shawn91111
12/6/12 5:38:26PM

Posted by george112


Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by george112

Then go out of the top ten.

Why are people so up fighter rankings ass??? Obviously if people are hurt or unavailable find somebody in the weight class to fight.


OR

Change a fight with a top ten to just face Silva.





You're going to have Silva fight someone out of the top 10 at MW? No, just no


So he fights people outside of the top 10 at lhw???

That makes sense



The Irvin fight was a quick counter program fight for the Affliction event..the Bonnar fight was in much need of a headline fight after Aldo got hurt and Forrest was a top 10 LHW
george112
12/6/12 5:50:11PM



Doesn't matter what he fought there for . The fact of the matter is that he did and yet tried to avoid JJ whom he later said he would fight but only if he had to.


Diaz getting a shot at GSP further reiterates what i said about rankings don't really matter anymore. Atleast not to Dana. It's all about the benjamins.

Same with Chael and JJ.
jay98107
12/6/12 6:50:29PM
I'm tired of hearing Zahabi and Jackson both speak for GSP. Let GSP talk or let him stay silent. I couldn't give one tenth of one shit about what Zahabi has to say, and take it with substantially less than a grain of salt.
bjj1605
12/7/12 1:19:45AM

Posted by george112


Doesn't matter what he fought there for . The fact of the matter is that he did and yet tried to avoid JJ whom he later said he would fight but only if he had to.


Diaz getting a shot at GSP further reiterates what i said about rankings don't really matter anymore. Atleast not to Dana. It's all about the benjamins.

Same with Chael and JJ.



If he was avoiding Jon Jones, Jon Jones was avoiding him just as hard.

Andy has faced the best competition and beaten all them more impressively than any other champ.

I think that every time he wins, you get so mad that you shake your hater-ade bottle. Then it explodes in your face and blinds you to his brilliance.

Ya....that's gottta be it.
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