Posted by bjj1605
I'm a little late to this discussion, but.....how many of you actually watched the interview?
I feel like this headline and the quote are pretty misleading.
The first part of the quote is a response to a question about whether or not it is disrespectful to Condit to be talking about Anderson before Condit has his shot. GSP basically says that it is disrespectful.
The second part of the question is a response to baiting by the interviewer. "The whole Anderson Silva talk seems so far off in the future. Do you feel like there are a lot of challenges you need to conquer at welterweight before we can even talk about those things. Because there is a number one contender match for the co-main even of your card. Martin Kampman and Johnny Hendricks are sitting right there I'm sure they want the winner of you and Carlos. Do you feel like you still have a lot of challenges at welterweight before we can even fathom the future?"
Basically, the interviewer was baiting him into a particular response. It wasn't much of a question. It was more like the interviewer was stating his opinion and daring GSP to disagree.
Nothing in this interview convinced me that GSP is scared of Silva or even that he wouldn't accept the fight if offered by Dana and the UFC. All he said is basically that he thinks people are disrespecting Carlos and also that there are still challenges at WW.
Both of those statements can be true whether or not he's willing to fight Anderson Silva.
I watched it and I agree with the assessment of the question. However, baited or not, I still feel like those are GSP's true feelings. He didn't move up when he had cleaned out his division, so with a scheduled fight in Novemeber, contenders at WW, and coming off a knee injury, I just don't see how he does it now (or after a win over Condit, rather).