Georges St. Pierre: 'I think Anderson Silva just got caught, I still think he's the best in the world'

USA TODAY Sports

Georges St. Pierre says Anderson Silva is still the best in the world, but would lose again if he rematches Chris Weidman. Luckily for the "All American," GSP is not on the rankings panel.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre called it.

"Rush" accurately predicted the outcome of the UFC 162 main event, which took place last Saturday night (July 6, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured Chris Weidman's stunning, second round knockout win over Anderson Silva for the middleweight title.

But not even St. Pierre could have seen this coming, according to comments he made to Poker Listings (via Bloody Elbow):

"I predicted Chris Weidman would win, but I didn't think he'd win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission, but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up. But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he's the best in the world. Silva's very good at getting into his opponent's head so I don't think it's a lack of respect. It's more that he plays mind games with his opponents. It almost worked this time but he got caught. It doesn't mean that it was a bad strategy for him. You always recognize a great champion by how they come back from a loss and I know Silva came back from a loss and adversity before. He's the greatest of all time for sure. Depending if Anderson Silva would take a rematch, I believe Weidman can take that win again."

A "tired" Silva claims he's not interested in a rematch (see why here).

One thing he was interested in, was a "super fight" against St. Pierre, but according to "The Spider," the Canadian kingpin balked at the idea of moving up in weight, where he would have a size disadvantage against the larger Brazilian.

Not that any of it matters now.

Silva is no longer the champion, but he's still the best in the world, according to GSP. Or is he? That all depends on whether or not "All American" can repeat his championship performance later this year, or if he's just a temporary titleholder until someone like Vitor Belfort steps up.

Assuming UFC President Dana White allows him to.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker