Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre is that superfight to make, back on that day.
Silva and St-Pierre were once considered the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the world but, despite repeated calls for catchweight battles during their prime numbers, dream battles never succeeded.
The reason for this, according to former middle-class champion Silva, is because St-Pierre never wanted to take risks.
Speaking to ESPN Brett Okamoto in a recent interview, 'The Spider' accused GSP of running from a big fight.
"It was an interesting battle, but Georges never accepted the challenge," Silva said. "Georges just ran, ran, ran, it was crazy. I didn't think Georges wanted a fight – but it didn't matter. I respect Georges. He is a great fighter. Maybe he only has a different view – to fight easily. That's not me "I like to take big challenges in my life."
St-Pierre ruled the welterweight for five years and came out of retirement last year to take Michael Bisping for the middle class title. & # 39; Rush & # 39; finally sent Bisping to become second division champion, but Canada was accused of taking the easiest available resistance and was criticized for not defending his title against the top contender. St-Pierre removed his belt after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2017, and the 37-year-old man has not announced plans to return in the near future.
Silva respected St-Pierre's achievements but insisted that he never really wanted to challenge himself.
"Georges is very lucky and very smart. He will never fight if it's not easy, "Silva continued. "That's the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he has never taken a real challenge in life. That's my opinion. I respect him, but that's my opinion."
Silva will take on the prospect of his Israeli Ades middle class at UFC 234. PPV takes place next year, February 10 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.