MMA Anderson Silva interested moving to 170. challenging Georges St. Pierre

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  1. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Neither Enemy Nor Friend OT Supporter

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    Anderson Silva has a challenge directly in front of him at Saturday's UFC 112, but as he's one to do, he's already looking into the future.

    The UFC middleweight champion apparently has his mind on all sorts of scenarios, including a possible drop to 170 pounds to take on Georges St. Pierre, according to an interview with Yahoo's Kevin Iole.

    "I'd like to test myself and I always love to take on new challenges," Silva said in the interview. "It's not that I want to go fight Georges St. Pierre for his title. There's no doubt in my mind that he's the reigning champion, the absolute champion, in that weight category. But I just want to test myself and see how I'd do at that weight."

    Silva said that if he did it, he'd have to do two fights at 170; one to make sure he could make the weight, and the second a superfight with GSP.


    Such a scenario seems somewhat improbable given Silva's size. Though he fought as low as 167 pounds in the early part of his career, he's no longer the wiry kid he used to be. At 6-foot-2, he's fought as a middleweight and light-heavyweight since joining the UFC in 2006, and often gets as high as 215-220 pounds in between fights.

    Silva also said he'd consider going in the opposite direction and potentially fighting as a heavyweight.

    Neither seems very likely, as Silva's frame seems better suited to the 185-pound and 205-pound divisions. But it seems clear that he's on the hunt for a big challenge as long as he's able to get past Demian Maia on Saturday.
     
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    Source? There's no way he could still cut to 170.
     
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    lmao he would get wrecked at 170
     
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    besides he hasnt even been defending his title and ducking fights he needs to fight belfort already
     
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    Ya, thats what i was thinking too...doesnt he walk around at over 200?
     
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    what is thiago alves walk-around weight?
     
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    Doesnt Gleison Tibau walk around 200?
     
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    He picks his fights because he wants a challenge not someone hes beat already. Wasn't his fault Vitor got injured and really Vitor isnt going to beat Silva either and im a huge Vitor fan
     
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    this is true.


    I still want to see him fight Mir at HW
     
  12. 4bangin

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    Ducking Belfort? :hsugh:
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    more wrestler/athlete types at 170. the cut would drain him and would probably be hard for him to be competitive. if he can even make weight.
     
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    This will never happen at WW, it's gonna have to be a catch weight fight if it ever goes down.
     
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    I would love to see Dos Santos KO Silva
    I think the cut would drain him and he would have a terrible time with some of the wrestlers.
    Not his fault Belfort got hurt, but i will admit Soares is doing all he can to keep Silva out of any troublesome fights with his constant wanna be don king shit.
    215ish is whats usually reported.
    Seems like they said he walks around 200-205 but that might be a bit high, he is a BIG 170 though.

    When he fought forest in like august.
    I think he could make the weight, but i dont think he'll be worth a shit after he does, he'll still be better than most but i dont see him holding up well.
    If its at a catch weight, GSP gets wrecked. If they fight at 170, i think GSP has a great chance.
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    He Fought at LHW it wasn't for the MW title, his last MW fight was Thales Leites
     
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    Looks like BJ is going to vacate the title after this weekend as well.
     
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    Whoops. I was just thinking last fight.
     
  19. Zoolander

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    Im at school so i cant see that, details?
     
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    GSP wants Silva, he just wants ample time to make weight. It will be a great fight too. Give them 6 months to prepare for it. It will happen.

    Sucks that Silva and Machida are same camp. That would be a fun match.
     
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    they need to meet in a catchweight non-title fight at 195

    both are the best in their division. fighting at either WW or MW would cause a clusterfuck if either challenger wins

    Catchweight at 195 would be awesome :bowdown:
     
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    MW is 185 dude lol
     
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    Dana claims that shit is coming to a end. That there will be none of that, he wont force the two to face each other.

    Who?
     
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    Yep :hs:
     

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