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Anderson Silva And Georges St-Pierre Squared Off In Las Vegas This Weekend

Anderson Silva And Georges St-Pierre Squared Off In Las Vegas This Weekend

This weekend Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre stood opposite one another in a moment that was 10 years in the making.

A bout between the pair of future UFC Hall of Famers was mooted back in 2012 but never materialised despite both men appearing interested in slugging it out.

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But this weekend in Las Vegas, during a promotional event with health and fitness brand Limitless, we got a glimpse of what a square-off between the two legends would look like.

The clamour for Silva-GSP was there after the latter's win over Carlos Condit at UFC 154, with 'The Spider' even calling out the Canadian when interviewed cageside.

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Unfortunately the UFC were not able to make the superfight happen however and with GSP having retired since his impressive submission win over Michael Bisping in 2017 - coupled with Silva coming towards the end - there's next to no chance of the former champions mixing it up in the Octagon.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Back in November 2018, Silva. 34-10 in MMA, stated his admiration for GSP but claimed the 26-2 Canadian was "very lucky" and picked his fights well.

"Georges just runs, runs, runs, It's crazy. I do not think Georges wants the fight -- but that's okay," the Brazilian tol ESPN.

"I respect Georges. He is a great fighter. Maybe he just has a different view -- to take easy fights. That's not me. I like to take the big challenges in my life.

Georges is very lucky and very smart. He never goes to take a fight if it's not easy. That's the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he never takes the real challenges in life."

Topics: Anderson Silva, UFC News, MMA News, MMA, Georges St-Pierre

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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