Georges St. Pierre: The Anderson Silva 'superfight' has become a distraction and I can't look past Jake Shields

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And as the champ explains (via MMA Digest), he needs to focus on Jake Shields or suffer the same fate he did against Matt Serra:

"Everybody is talking about a superfight but I don't know if it would be at 170 or what, I know Silva did 168 a few years ago. I think he can do it again. I didn't follow what he said but for me this thing is a distraction from my fight. My immediate goal is to win against Jake Shields. I made a mistake in the past by looking past an opponent and I got beat by Matt Serra and I'm never gonna do that again. Right now Jake Shields is my main problem and it would be foolish for me to look past Jake Shields. I don't know what's going to happen. Maybe I will have another fight. It's too complicated to say and we'll need to wait until after Jake Shields to talk about it. "

Fight fans are in a "Rush" to see UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre fight reigning Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva even though the Canadian has yet to satisfy the pre-requisite for such a "superfight," namely an April 30 title defense against Jake Shields at UFC 129. St. Pierre doesn't sound too thrilled about taking the fight at 185-pounds, which is where "The Spider" wants to stay after cleaning out his division with a knockout win over Vitor Belfort back on Feb. 5. Does a St. Pierre vs Silva superfight require a catchweight in order for it to happen? And will this "distraction" prove to be a costly one when GSP enters the Octagon in Toronto?

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