Even if hes not up for the fight with silva (due to the size differential) his reluctance to even consider moving up is very telling that this guy is not the "gamer" he would have his fans believe..This guy is not really driven by the spirit of competition, hes a fraud that has found his niche and will just ride the gravy train for as long as possible..
Even Dana (who loves money & has protected this yellah bastid for 2 years) finally owned up to his part and has admitted that this fight needs to happen and yella saint pier needs to man up already...
This match has been ripe since the day ufc100 ended.But when asked anout Silva, GSP "ummmmmed and ahhhhhhd" in the post fight interview, raisin red flags.Then anderson destroyed zuffas biggest cash cow at LHW which soured talks momentarily..This led us down the dan hardy and maia fights which never should've taken place and were disasters (esp marketing wise) Because of the lack of credible contenders at WW dana then holds the div ransom so GSP could have a rematch against that guy who just laid on daley (a wrestling novice) for 3 rounds doin jack sh!t..
Given all those stomping blocks the time has come again to schedule this fight with zuffa even adding hidden incentives in this yellah mofos favour and hes still tryin to sidestep this fight :smh: did he nt watch anderson's fights with lutter/sonnen?
No one who steps in a cage and fights at the elite levels of combat in front of millions of people is a "yellow mofo" don't be so ******* stupid.
GSP is a warrior, but he also has a life and a legacy to protect within the sport. He isn't just going to jump into a fight against a man significantly larger and stronger than him.
The money on the table would have to be right (why should he fight outside his weightclass when he could make money doing what he has been doing in his own division)
Maybe the UFC (and GSP himself) feel right now the best thing to do from a marketing and monetary point of view is to continue building on his success and fame but headlining events in Canada instead of rushing to the Silva fight (when there are other viable options to run with first)
Its already been mentioned that he would have to spend months getting up to a weight to fight silva, and to be comfortable at the weight he would probably have to have 1-2 warm up fights against bigger guys.
Plus we don't know how keen Silva or the UFC are to even have the fight, so its not fair (and plain stupid) to suggest GSP is a coward because the fight has not happened just because you feel it should have. It doesn't mean he is scared of the fight, nor that he would not take the fight.