Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre were super fight to do, back in the day.
Silva and Saint-Pierre were once considered the two best pound-per-pound fighters in the world, but despite repeated calls for a fight with more weight during their prime numbers, sleep-matches never succeeded.
The reason for this, according to former middleweight champion Silva, is that Saint-Pierre never wanted to risk it.
Speaking before a recent interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN, “The Spider” accused GSP of defeating big fights.
“This is an interesting fight, but Georges never accepted the challenge,” Silva said. “Georges just runs, runs, runs, this is insanity. I do not think that Georges wants to fight, but everything is in order. I respect Georges. He is a great fighter. Maybe he just has a different opinion – to take light fights. It's not me. I like to solve big problems in my life. ”
St. Pierre ruled the five-year welterweight and stepped out of retirement last year to take Michael Bisping for a middleweight title. Rush ended up giving Bisping to become a champion in two divisions, but the Canadian was accused of having received the easiest fight and was criticized for not defending his title against his best opponents. St-Pierre gave up his belt after having been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2017, and the 37-year-old has not announced plans to return soon.
Silva respects the achievements of Saint-Pierre, but is adamant that he never wanted to challenge himself.
“Georges is very lucky and very smart. He never wants to fight if it is not easy, ”Silva continued. “That's the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he never accepts real problems in life. This is my opinion. I respect him, but this is my opinion.
Silva will take on the growth of Israel Adesanya middleweight champion at UFC 234. PPV will be held next year, February 10, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.