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Old 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wavetar
I think Georges should move up to 185 & fight him now. I watched a Best of Pride fight between Anderson and Carlos Newton at 185 last week. Carlos had no problem getting Anderson down, and holding him down for much of the first 10 minute round. Georges is bigger than Carlos, as far as height & reach, and obviously his specialty is grinding out the decision in that fashion. If he loses, oh well, it was to the GOAT at 185.
That's the problem...there is too much risk in losing and that isn't Georges' game. His 'legacy' based on wins and losses is more important than the challenge.

Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
Georges is fudging...again! There's probably a greater chance of one of us winning tonight's powerball than us seeing this fight happen. He clearly doesn't want to fight Anderson. I just wish he would stop hemming and hawing about it! Just say the words, "I DO NOT want to fight Anderson Silva!" It's just cruel to let DW keep thinking and dreaming about all that money!
I totally agree, Georges wants nothing to do with fighting Anderson. Others from his camp have said that they want it as close to 170 as possible if they were to fight him. Anderson's camp sounds willing to go to 176 and they may already be working on this as they claim his weight is currently under 210.

“It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg. He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much.”

“We have to respect St. Pierre, who besides being a great fighter is a monster physically. The Canadian would get a considerable conditioning advantage if they fought at welterweight division limits.”

“For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity.”

“Currently Anderson has been weighing 92-94kg (203-207) because he’s been thinking about this dropping weight to take GSP on. Anderson losing 3gk and St-Pierre going up 3kg would be more fair for both of them and for the public, who would watch a great fight.”

- Anderson Silva’s personal physician tells Fighters Only Magazine that his athlete should not take a fight at 170 pounds.
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