Freddie Roach: Georges St. Pierre told me Anderson Silva would lose to Chris Weidman

Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

Are superfights for Anderson Silva officially dead? Freddie Roach doesn't think so.

Turns out Georges St. Pierre believed in Chris Weidman privately as well as publicly.

"Rush" went on record with his support for Weidman in advance of "The All-American's" title fight against legendary UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162 earlier this month (July 6, 2013). Weidman would go on to shock the world with a brutal second round knockout of "The Spider" to capture the division's crown.

Some may have discarded St. Pierre's prediction as simple pre-fight hype, but according to a recent interview of GSP confidant Freddie Roach, the Canadian champ was a firm believer in Weidman from the get-go.

"The thing is, Anderson likes to play around sometimes and he got caught. He took two big shots. The second shot was big enough to put him on the ground and Weidman could finish him. It's funny because Georges St. Pierre told me that [Silva] would lose this fight. Georges told me that Weidman is a lot better than people think."

Of course, it wouldn't be a Freddie Roach interview without discussing a potential superfight between GSP and Silva. Believe it or not, despite the tough loss, Roach says MMA fans are much more forgiving of defeats, particularly if they can be avenged and that a GSP-Silva superfight could still happen someday.

"There was a lot of talk about Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva fighting each other in a megafight but that kind of ruined that deal of course. The thing is, he gets a rematch and he can come back and redeem himself. That's one thing about UFC and boxing. Boxing, you get a loss, you're fucking all done and in UFC, if you get a loss, they bring you back quick. You're allowed to lose because in that sport, you make one mistake, it's over."

Silva will get his chance for revenge later this year (Dec. 28) in the main event of UFC 168. If Silva were to redeem himself, do you think a potential superfight would still be on the table?

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