I think it will happen, in two to three years that is. It all depends on how well GSP does in his next three to four fights. If he does well in his next three to four fights hes going to be more confident and rightful so. Therefore, I think he will think about it more, and so will Greg Jackson and the people that support him.
You also have to think about how well physically he would perform. Right now he walks around at 185-190lbs, and drops to 170lbs. When he cuts to 170lbs, as we have seen every time he performs he does very well. He's healthy, quick, strong, and has all the physical tools to be a great MMA fighter. Obviously he can't cut to 155lbs, he just wouldn't be healthy, and in fact I'd say he would almost be sick cutting down that far and competing. So the question is, how well would he perform at 185.
How strong would he be?
I personally thing he would be stronger then ever, and would easily top the strength of top middleweights.
How fast would be?
We know hes fast at 170lbs, hes as fast as a fighter can get for that weight in my opinion. But how fast would he be with the other 15 pounds. That 15 pounds of course all muscle but I don't think his speed would change at all. I don't think he would be faster, but I also don't think he would be slower. He would be as fast as he was 170lbs.
Would he still have the agility he has at 170lbs?
Yes. Much like his speed, I don't think it would change he would still have that great agility he has at 170lbs.
Personally, with all things aside I think he would do fine at 185lbs. He wouldn't have to cut as much weight so he would feel a bit more comfortable in my opinion, and thats something every fighter wants to feel. Comfort when they fight, there going to war so they just as well feel healthy going into it.
Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre could happen sooner then we think, it all depends on how well GSP does in his next few fights. If all goes well, you know he will be looking at fighting at 185.
I could see these two fighting in 2010-2011.
" That little f**ker hit me with a Hadukan or something " - Nick Diaz on Gomi.