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Speculation in the MMA community regarding a potential 'super fight' between UFC champions Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva has run rampant within the past few months. St. Pierre fights Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in Montreal this weekend and until that fight is over, he's unwilling to speculate on a future "Spider" dance.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is one of the greatest fighters of all time. His name is constantly been mentioned in the same breath with the "Who's Who" of the elite in mixed martial arts (MMA) past and present.
One of those greats of the sport is UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who has been linked, recently, to a possible historic fight versus "Rush." But, if it's going to happen at all, St. Pierre will need to first take care of business against interim champion Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Nov. 17, 2012.
That doesn't stop the countless questions from being asked, and asked they were when "GSP" appeared on AXS TV's "Inside MMA" with reporter Ron Kruck.
Here's how he dealt with the "super fight" question when it was tossed in his direction:
"Everybody wants to fight me right now, because I'm a big pay-per-view (PPV) draw. But, right now, I'm focusing on Carlos Condit. We'll see what's going to happen after. There's so many guys that want to fight me. Nick Diaz -- everybody's calling me out. We'll see."
The "big pay-per-view draw" will have his hands full on Saturday night, when he climbs back into the cage for the first time since April 2011, after a knee injury forced him to take an extended hiatus to rehab and recover to full strength.
St. Pierre says that he's completely back to where he used to be ... and then some:
"I'm 110-percent. I feel like the injury never happened. I can't cry. Some people don't have money -- they're uninsured; they can't walk. Me? I had an injury, but I do what I love for a living. You can have wealth, the love, popularity -- everything you want, but if you don't have health, you realize it's the most important thing in life."
There's been talk of the possibility of Condit targeting St. Pierre's formerly injured knee and testing its vulnerability. He's aware of the talk, and he welcomes the challenge:
"Of course he will. I hope he does. It doesn't matter to me. I'm 110-percent."
In addition to the physical challenge St. Pierre will face from Condit, he's also had to listen to some verbal jousting, leading up to the fight.
Namely, "The Natural Born Killer" has picked at St. Pierre for his lack of an ability to finish fights and to entertain the fans.
"GSP" hears the smack talk, but it doesn't bother him. In fact, he says it just makes him stronger as a fighter:
"I like criticism, because it helps me become better as a martial artist. Of course I want to be more exciting. I used to try to throw a big punch to end the fight and get the knockout. But, now I'm happy to be in the Octagon. I'm not in a rush. I'm gonna be picking the guy apart. I'm gonna see the opportunity, and I'm gonna jump on it like a lion."
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