The MMA fan community is polarized on the issue of Georges St-Pierre fighting Anderson Silva. Many if not most are in favor it, but there does appear to be a vocal minority who could not possible care less. Then there's people like UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson who wants a fight with GSP at a mark below welterweight.
It turns out Henderson is onto something. Sort of.
"I don't do much cutting," St-Pierre said as a guest on UFC commentator Joe Rogan's podcast Tuesday afternoon. "It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fighting at 185. I would be more at my weight naturally at 155.
"There's guys at 155 that walk around at 190 like me," GSP explained. "They think I'm big because I have a large frame, but I'm not a big guy. I'm not thick."
St-Pierre went on to note Silva walks around at 230 pounds, making the weight disparity just too much to realistically consider a fight between he and 'The Spider'. As for Henderson, well, GSP didn't mention anything specific. Or at all. But hey, he didn't write off the possibilities of a superfight.
As for what's next, the welterweight champion said a title defense against Johny Hendricks is 'probably' next. Like it or not, St-Pierre's a welterweight fighter, now and maybe forever.
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Why do I do this to myself? Why do I go back and pick nits about the words of someone I know to be an imbecile, especially when I know he'll never, ever stop spouting off at the mouth as though he had the foggiest idea what he was talking about? I don't know. I think there's something wrong with me. Here's a Dana quote that ran in Ben Fowlkes' article about "octagon jitters", which can be found here.
"I guarantee you, the Mein kid, he was nervous," White said. "He had the jitters. Big fight for him on national television against Matt Brown. When he hurt him with that body shot, you don't jump on top of him and try to guillotine him. You f-ing make him stand up and go back to that body."
Let's break this down, piece by piece.
"I guarantee you, the Mein kid, he was nervous. He had the jitters."
His nervousness was what did him in against Matt Brown, not the fact that Brown fights like he's late for a wedding. That must be it.
"When he hurt him with that body shot, you don't jump on top of him and try to guillotine him."
Matt Brown has been submitted 10 times in his career. 3 of those have come by way of the guillotine choke. So, going for a guillotine seems to me to be a great idea, especially when you have him hurt. Brown's head simply wasn't in the right spot, and he was able to get out of it. But to act as though this was a really stupid thing to go for is asinine. It'd be like saying "I can't believe that guy tried to stand and trade with Jonathan Goulet! That guy has an iron chin!"
"You f-ing make him stand up and go back to that body."
Does Dana even watch these fights? Seriously, Dana, do you watch these fights? Do you?
After Brown escaped Mein's guillotine, guess what part of Matt Brown he hammered on? Go ahead, I'll give it a second. Take a guess.
That's right. He hammered Matt Brown's BODY! And he hammered away at it from an advantageous position, a rare moment in the fight when he wasn't vulnerable. You're telling Mein he should have let the guy who was emasculating him on the feet ... back up to his feet?! Wow. I'm never not amazed by how idiotic this man can be. Other than that, tip top analysis.
Great fight, too.