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GSP: Cut to Lightweight “Easier” Than Middleweight

Kelsey Mowatt

Georges St. Pierre

Georges St-Pierre has consistently argued that a bout with fellow superstar Anderson Silva would require him to pack on some serious weight and leave the welterweight division, and the champion is sticking to his guns. In fact, the pound-for-pound contender, who you certainly wouldn’t describe as “slightly built”, says cutting to lightweight would be easier.

While appearing on UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience”, St-Pierre relayed that he doesn’t cut much weight to compete at welterweight, and that further:

“It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fighting at 185. I would be more at my weight naturally at 155.”

The renowned fighter reportedly added that although he has “a large frame”, he’s “not thick” or big, and that according to him, Silva walks around at 230 pounds.

So, what’s to take from all this? While GSP has said he’s interested in fighting Silva (cue dollar signs), these comments only enforce his previous contention that a bout with the middleweight champ would end his welterweight run. St. Pierre said he’d fight Silva at 170, of course, but that’s just not going to happen.

And as far as Johny “Watch for the Left” Hendricks? St. Pierre reportedly acknowledged that a bout with the number one contender is likely next.

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