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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Georges St-Pierre still thinks Anderson Silva is the best

Georges St-PierreEven though Anderson Silva lost in his last fight, Georges St-Pierre still considers him to be the best fighter in the world. The two are often mentioned in the same context along with Jon Jones as the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. There have even been calls from fans and media to have GSP and Silva meet in a superfight, though St-Pierre is unlikely to agree to that. That’s probably because of the weight difference between the two, and because of how highly GSP thinks of Silva.

“I still believe Anderson Silva is the best in the world pound-for-pound,” GSP said this week at the UFC World Tour in Los Angeles, via MMA Junkie. “It’s a mistake he made. He got beat by Chris Weidman. I believe it was a style match-up and he got caught.  I believe he’s the best in the world. Even the best can lose sometimes.”

GSP and Weidman are friends, so he was happy that his training partner got the win. But he learned a lot from the upset.

“When I saw that fight, you know, of course Chris Weidman is my friend and training partner, I was cheering for him and I thought he was going to win because the style match-up and he was very well-prepared. But it made me realize when I was watching that fight that even the best can lose sometimes.

“As much as I feel happy for Chris because it cannot happen to a better man than Chris Weidman, it woke me up to see Anderson falling like this.  As much as I feel happy for Chris, I feel sad for Anderson.  It can happen to anybody.”

St-Pierre is 24-2 and, like Silva, has a long winning streak going. He takes an 11-fight winning streak into his November matchup with Johny Hendricks. And it sounds like he will be completely on guard thanks to Silva’s stunning loss.

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