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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Anderson Silva’s manager wants a fight with GSP next

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva has a long recovery period ahead of him after he broke his leg in his rematch with Chris Weidman, but it sounds like he already has his eye on a potential first fight back.

In comments to MMA Junkie, both of Silva’s managers expressed interest in a superfight with Georges St-Pierre when Silva recovers. St-Pierre also happens to be on a break from the sport, but that’s not stopping the managers from dreaming big.

“Don’t you think that’s an option?” Jorge Guimaraes told MMAjunkie about a Silva-GSP fiht.

Silva’s other manager, Ed Soares, also expressed interest in the superfight.

“Man, if we were able to pull something like that off, it would be a win-win for everybody — the fans, the UFC,” Soares told MMA Junkie. “I think that would be awesome.”

St-Pierre (25-2) vacated his title belt last month after beating Johny Hendricks in a controversial split decision. GSP didn’t say he was retiring from the sport, but he said he was taking a break and left open the possibility for a return.

One problem with this scenario proposed by Silva’s team is that GSP has expressed a reluctance to fight Silva. One of his big issues is the size difference between the two; St-Pierre is a welterweight and fights at 170, while the Spider is larger and teeters between middleweight and light heavyweight. Even though the two could meet at a weight in between, I question whether St-Pierre would be interested in fighting Silva. The only thing that might change his mind is the fact that Silva has lost two fights in a row and will be coming off a broken leg.

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