Anderson Silva vs George St. Pierre UFC catchweight superfight?


UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is in no "Rush" to bulk up and take on middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a 185-pound superfight.

That's because he still has unfinished business to take care of in the 170-pound class. First and foremost, he's got to get through division number one contender Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada, on April 30, 2011.

Former number one contender Jon Fitch, as well as newly-acquired Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, might also have something to say about any immediate travel plans.

In addition, the Canadian superstar has indicated on numerous occasions that he'd need plenty of time to add the extra mass to his athletic frame -- the right way -- to ensure that his transition is seamless.

But maybe he won't have to go too far  -- the Brazilian's manager tells Tatame that his fighter would possibly be willing to meet St. Pierre somewhere in the middle.

Here's a snip:

"Anderson has proven he’s the best fighter and he handles it quite good. It’s a complicated fight to GSP… It’s a pretty bad fight for him, Anderson has this body type, he loses weight easily, he can make any weight, so I believe a catchweight division would be perfect for GSP, and Anderson wouldn’t have problems with that. Who’d have a problem would be GSP, because Anderson can lose that weight easily and, at the day of the fight, he’d be on his usual weight, so I believe it’s complicated for Georges St. Pierre"

Sounds like a compromise, considering the slender "Spider" -- who has competed at the 205-pound limit with relative ease in the past -- would have an "easy" weight cut even when taking on the smaller champion.

But with no titles on the line, and at a weight limit that doesn't officially exist, would it really be that "super?"

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