Anderson Silva's coach says fighting Georges St. Pierre at 170 lbs. 'would be a crime'

Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

Anderson Silva's conditioning coach rejects the proposal to meet GSP at welterweight.

Despite UFC president Dana White's best efforts to promote it, the super fight between Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Middleweight champ Anderson Silva seems to be slipping through his fingers. Silva started calling for the fight again shortly after his 2nd round TKO of Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Going into UFC 154 interest was at it's peak, but since then the same obstacles look like they're stop the match from happening.

Even leading up to his return at UFC 154, St. Pierre was very non-committal. Then his trainer Firas Zahabi said the fight should happen at 170 lbs. On Wednesday, Silva's conditioning coach rejected the idea of making it a Welterweight fight to Fighter's Only:

It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg (170 lbs). 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.

Currently Anderson has been weighing 92-94kg (202-207 lbs) 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.

Dana White has been adament that he's going to make this fight happen. In fact, he stated that he plans on visiting both fighters personally to negotiated the terms. He's pulling for the fight to happen in May headlining a stadium event. But it doesn't look like either team is going to make it easy on him.

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