Dana White Planning Silva vs. St. Pierre Should GSP Defeat Shields

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lohmann
2/6/11 3:10:02AM
Dana White was asked tonight in the UFC 126 post-fight press conference if Anderson Silva’s next opponent would be Georges St. Pierre. White answered, “If Georges wins his fight, that’ll probably be the fight we do”.

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Chael_Sonnen
2/6/11 3:12:02AM
I hope GSP wins then.
lohmann
2/6/11 3:13:34AM
Gonna see Silva drop a couple rounds before he cements his status as GOAT.
BlueSkiesBurn
2/6/11 3:24:20AM
I'm not holding my breath. When it's inked, I'll believe it.
Bustamante-Aoki
2/6/11 5:02:26AM
I don't think Dana can force GSP to move up in weight, and GSP has shown no interest in the fight. The media is putting alot of pressure on GSP and Dana though. I guess it has to happen sooner or later, but I still think GSP will avoid it.

Now that Roger Gracie is training with GSP , Shields is pretty much screwed, so we'll find out soon enough.

BeeR
2/6/11 7:07:10AM
as Ive said many times, silva is way too big for GSP, I mean, look at the size difference between silva and belfort and belfort is a LHW, it would be like GSP fighting Aldo, Georges shouldnt take the fight, the paycheck would be great, but i dont see him winning.
icantthinkofanything
2/6/11 9:35:49AM
I think The winner of GSP -Silva gets aldo at 205 JK
postman
2/6/11 10:23:20AM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

I'm not holding my breath. When it's inked, I'll believe it.

State_Champ
2/6/11 10:59:28AM
I'd might rather see Silva fight the winner of Shogun/Jones
Franklinfan47
2/6/11 11:25:55AM

Posted by Bustamante-Aoki

I don't think Dana can force GSP to move up in weight, and GSP has shown no interest in the fight. The media is putting alot of pressure on GSP and Dana though. I guess it has to happen sooner or later, but I still think GSP will avoid it.

Now that Roger Gracie is training with GSP , Shields is pretty much screwed, so we'll find out soon enough.




I think to say GSP has shown "no interest" and being "pressured" into the fight is a bit of an overstatement. I cant remember the exact interview, but I recall GSP being excited about the challenge (not to mention the pay day).

I may be a minority here, but I think GSP can win that fight. Did everyone forget Silva vs Sonnen already?
tallica62
2/6/11 11:27:16AM
correction - WHEN he beats Shields
prozacnation1978
2/6/11 11:29:48AM
I feel bad for okami once again getting the shaft

I think gsp needs to bulk up before he goes to 185

This fight could happen in nov or dec.
Then have silva fight okami over the summer then
basbylivershot
2/6/11 2:07:01PM
Oh nobody cares about Okami...lol

I wonder whether GSP is up for that fight at this point? From what I've heard him say, I'd guess he's not
BeeR
2/6/11 3:32:38PM
I feel for Okami man, dude gives it all, exciting or not, racks up wins, and gets seemingly no respect, dude deserves his shot.
GSPVSSILVA
2/6/11 3:34:10PM
He said the same thing with the Alves fight. He's just promoting his fight with Shields. I doubt GSP will vacate his title right now.
jaketheripper
2/6/11 4:44:39PM
I don't think sheilds should be discounted so soon.
bjj1605
2/6/11 5:21:22PM
When does Anderson Silva ascend to Mt Olympus? I'm pretty sure last night proved he isn't human.

Anyway.... Shields isn't going to be a walkthrough. If St Pierre over looks him he's going to get Hendersoned.

If the fight does happen there's no doubt in my mind that GSP will get put to sleep.
tmas
2/6/11 6:35:40PM
bad bad fight for GSP but i wanna see it, and i also wanna see Silva v Jon Jones my two fav.
State_Champ
2/6/11 8:48:25PM
I think GSP and Shields would both stand a decent chance against the Spider
pmoney
2/6/11 11:02:25PM

Posted by State_Champ

I think GSP and Shields would both stand a decent chance against the Spider



partially....

If there were a fighter who could take the Chael Sonnen outlined blueprint on how to fight Anderson (and not get choked out before winning), it would be GSP, and, imo, to a much lesser extent Shields.

However after last night, it really makes me think that Anderson's lackluster performance versus Sonnen was due to rib injury, not thrown off timing or anything of that nature.....

But I've said it before and I'll say it until it happens, give the contenders at the respective weight classes their due! Make Silva fight Okami, give Silva a chance to avenge the loss. Meanwhile, if and when GSP handles Shields, have GSP fight Fitch again (provided Fitch does his thing versus BJ), and then have GSP move up (provided he wins again).

Kampmann should be fighting in April, BTW. I don't know how Dana White says things like he considers Evan Dunham undefeated, and then Kampmann gets ROBBED like nothing I've ever seen, and he decides to keep the Shields hype train rolling and give him an immediate title shot after his UFC debut IS A LOSS. Douchey.
BlueSkiesBurn
2/7/11 7:38:50PM

Posted by jaketheripper

I don't think sheilds should be discounted so soon.



I have convinced myself that Shields will pretty much be an easy fight for GSP. Shields isn't knocking anyone out, his cardio leaves much to be desired, he's always a submission threat, but GSP is too smart for stuff like that. GSP is a better wrestler than Shields, has better standup, and his knowledge of BJJ is just as legit as Shields'. I guess I just don't see any area where Shields has an advantage.
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