“Thatâ€™s sound great, I think GSP is an incredible fighter. But I think GSP needs to prove himself. HeÂ still hasnâ€™t had a successful title defense (at 170 lbs.).Â I donâ€™t really feel that he deservesÂ (a Silva fight) yet. Go defend your title a few times and then weâ€™ll talk.”
Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, tells ProMMARadio (via Yahoo! Sports) that he doesn’t feel UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is deserving of a fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Soares also discussed a rumored fall title bout with middleweight contender Patrick Cote:
“It’s going to be an exciting fight. You know Cote isn’t going to go to the ground. You know Cote’s going to want to stand up and bang. I don’t really recall him ever being knocked out. People like to watch people stand-up and go at it. That’s what you’ll get with putting those guys in the Octagon.”