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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre has his eye on division number one contender Johny Hendricks, but that doesn't mean he's completely ruled out a "super fight" against middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva.
And no, it won't cost ZUFFA $50 million, either.
That's according to TriStar gym head trainer Firas Zahabi, who also believes Nick Diaz (who lost to Carlos Condit back at UFC 143 before getting suspended for marijuana metabolites) is more deserving of a "Rush" title fight than "Bigg Rigg" is.
From MMA Fighting:
"I asked him if he wants to fight Anderson. He told me, ‘Yes,' but I think there's a lot to be negotiated, so I don't know much more than that. If one day they tell me he's fighting Anderson Silva, I'll treat him accordingly. If they tell me he's fighting Nick Diaz, I'll treat him accordingly. In Canada, I get asked mostly about Diaz, I would say. When I'm in the States, Silva. But back home, it's just Diaz talk all the time. I don't know why. I can't explain it."
The surgically-repaired St. Pierre is the talk of the town after his successful return to the Octagon last month, where he was able to convincingly defeat "The Natural Born Killer" in the main event of UFC 154, which took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Nov. 17, 2012.
"The Spider" was in attendance, but didn't call GSP out, much to the chagrin of UFC President Dana White.
It sounds like St. Pierre wants this fight, but also wants it to be on his terms (see them here), so I wouldn't exactly call this monumental progress. Still, the door remains open, even if it's just a crack.