Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre recently told members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that Chris Weidman would defeat Anderson Silva in the main event of the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place on July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That didn't sit well with "The Spider" who was asked about St. Pierre's comments on today's UFC 162 media conference call (updates and live blog here), In fact, Silva fired right back, insisting that "Rush" had his chance to accept a "super fight" but chose not to.
"St. Pierre had his chance to pronounce himself fighting me and he chose not to do it. [So] that's what he chose to say."
Was it this secret call at UFC 159?
Silva has a history with the Canadian champion, going back and forth in the public spotlight over a potential "super fight" after each competitor effectively cleaned out their respective divisions. The biggest obstacle has been finding a weight agreeable for both parties.
But that ship seems to have sailed.
I'm sure it doesn't help when UFC President Dana White announces that "every fighter" is picking Weidman to end the Brazilian's reign, while top jiu-jitsu experts like Roger Gracie are bragging about how good the "All American" is at grappling.
Sounds like they got under Silva's skin.
That might rattle your average fighter, but the last person who pissed off the middleweight champion, found out the hard way that Silva can put his money where his mouth is. Yes, I'm referring to Chael Sonnen and the UFC 148 beatdown that sent "The American Gangster" to light heavyweight.
Mr. McGee ... don't make him angry...