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Anderson Silva: GSP fighting for UFC belt is ‘terrible’, ‘disrespectful’ to all middleweights

Anderson Silva spoke about not getting the super-fight with Georges St-Pierre, who instead got a title shot against Michael Bisping.

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According to Anderson Silva, back when he last renewed his contract with the UFC, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta promised him the long overdue bout with Georges St-Pierre. Now that GSP has returned, the super-fight wasn’t booked, and was instead matched up against Michael Bisping.

Silva, who was clearly frustrated and upset at the UFC, went off on the company’s recent decisions.

“Dana and Lorenzo say, ‘Okay, when Georges come back, you fight Georges for super-fight.’ I said ‘okay.’ I (trusted) him, but nothing happened,” Silva said on the MMA Hour.

“I don’t know what happened. Nothing happened. Georges St-Pierre is now back to fight for the belt. It’s terrible! This don’t make sense. I know it’s a f—king business, but I’ve been working hard for a long time.”

Silva says he isn’t just upset that he didn’t get the super-fight, he thinks GSP skipping the line to get a title shot is disrespectful to all middleweights.

“In my mind, this is my personal opinion, this is disrespect for different fighters in the (middleweight) category. This is disrespect for everybody. This is bullshit. I don’t know what happened with Dana White.”

Silva went on a much longer rant afterwards, saying that while GSP holds up the division for a title shot that still doesn’t have a date, he wants an interim title shot against Yoel Romero. He says if he doesn’t get that fight, he may just hang it up and retire.

The 42-year-old Silva has one win in the last 5 years, a close decision over Derek Brunson last February.

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