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BlueLander 11-26-2012 12:44 AM

Ariel Helwani: "GSP said Silva fight not going to happen"
 


https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/sta...08408049508352


EDIT: Helwani retweeted this afterwards: https://twitter.com/HugoLeveille1/st...98858571403264

Quote:

does not want to fight silva now' he said so and the reason why on TLMEP, a french show. I would suggest you listen to it
I did not watch/listen to the show, but apparently his reason was if/when he beat Silva there would be nothing left to accomplish and he would have to then retire.

Crester 11-26-2012 01:35 AM

I really think GSP would be making a huge mistake fighting Silva. GSP is a business... and his business will lose a ton of its value if he loses to Silva.

rabakill 11-26-2012 02:04 AM

What an awful excuse, he doesn't want to lose, wish he would say that instead.

_CaptainRon 11-26-2012 02:28 AM

GSP loses to current AS. I think he wants to see Anderson start to fade before he nuts up to the bar. It really doesn't make sense though, it'll be a big money fight for the both of them, and they still have enough for a potential rematch within the next couple years. It's not as if GSP hasn't rebounded well from his past losses.

mmanomad 11-26-2012 02:30 AM

Anderson needs to make 170lbs and then it will have to happen. Otherwise I dont see why GSP should have to move up weight.

xxpillowxxjp 11-26-2012 02:37 AM

Ok so if he never beats silva is he never going to retire? (im kidding)

Just an awful excuse though.

footodors 11-26-2012 02:44 AM

gsp leaving $20+ mil on the table? Wow, that's like 4 regular title defense fights which is what, 2 years worth.
Catchweight fight loss wouldn't hurt his cache unless he got slaughtered.

Hammerlock2.0 11-26-2012 03:07 AM

It's obvious Floyd doesn't want to fight Pacman. We should just brand him as a coward and move on.

No_Mercy 11-26-2012 04:49 AM

Damn...I do not believe it's a money issue either. He knows what he's up against. I wish he would say it out right something like this.

"I believe Anderson Silva is the best and true #1 P4P in the planet. It will be a very difficult match for me and yes I would be scared not just about losing, but losing my sponsorship and hurting my legacy. I'm a man and I will admit this. Look at what he's done in the 185 and LHW division."

In the end I respect GSP nonetheless. He's a great ambassador for the sport, but I wish this fight would happen...BADLY.

*NOTE* We saw BJ vs Hughes x3 and GSP x2.
Vitor at 185, 205 LHW champ, 225champ (pre 2000 UFC).
Randy - 205 champ + 225 champ

Rauno 11-26-2012 07:28 AM

Who cares really. It's a fun fight but makes little sense. Anderson has been fighting at 205 a few times now, if anything he should go after Jon Jones. Meanwhile GSP has a guy on his division who's knocking contenders out left and right. A fight with Hendricks makes much more sense.


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