The proposed "super fight" between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and reigning middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva would be "great" for the fans, but perhaps not so great for St. Pierre's career.
That's according to outspoken mixed martial arts (MMA) trainer Cesar Gracie.
The man responsible for the careers of Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields, in addition to the Diaz brothers, among others, believes the Canadian is too small for "The Spider," and would probably just end up hurt, since "he's been getting kinda beat up in every fight."
From Middle Easy:
"The two champs fighting each other, I would not be disappointed, I think it would be great [but] I don't think they should do it. I think Anderson is way too big, lengthwise and everything for Georges St. Pierre. I don't see [him] doing very good in that fight at all, I can see him getting really hurt actually and he's been getting kinda beat up in every fight a bit. He's been a good champion and everything but I don't think it's a good career move. That's up to them, it's none of my business, but if they have it I'll definitely watch it."
Actually, it is some of his business.
Gracie has been trying to get Nick Diaz to replicate his championship run in Strikeforce. The only way to do that is by getting the foul-mouthed fightmonger inside the cage against St. Pierre, who's been holding the 170-pound title hostage for the past several years.
Meanwhile, Carlos Condit was unsuccessful in his bid to dethrone GSP at the UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Montreal, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him rematch Diaz to help put an end to some of the controversy surrounding the razor-thin scorecards that decided their first fight.
Too bad it doesn't interest Gracie, who believes that ship has already sailed.
It makes sense from a matchmaking perspective, as both would be coming off a loss, but so too is Martin Kampmann, who got pasted by Johny Hendricks at the Bell Centre on Nov. 17, 2012. So, would you rather see "The Natural Born Killer" avenge his loss to "The Hitman," or try to stymie Diaz for the second straight time?
Or should we just forget about Silva and book St. Pierre vs. Diaz, well, just because?