George St. Pierre spoke with Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports about fighting Anderson Silva. “It’s a complete re-orientation of my career. People are saying crazy stuff, like ‘Oh, you just have to gain 30 pounds and take the fight and fight him in three months.’ I can’t [gain] 30 pounds in three months. It would take a lot more than that. If I want to go up in weight class. Plus, Silva fights at light heavyweight as well. So he walks around at…he’s probably 40 pounds heavier than I am [between fights]. So if I fight this fight, it might be at a catch weight. If it happens.” That doesn’t sound too good to the fans who desperately want to see it happen. I have said all along that I didn’t want to see it. The outcome is already predetermined. Silva would crush GSP. Sorry, but it’s true. I changed my mind because GSP fans came out of the woodwork to defend him, and I wanted to see it only to shut them up. But this is smart on GSP’s part. He would have to take a year off in order to move up. I don’t think he’d want to do that just yet.
Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez talks to MMAFighting.com about his place in the 155lb rankings. “In my mind, with the things going on around me, I ask myself the same question: What can I control in my life right now? What am I able to do as far as making improvements in my career? The answer is to continually improve my training, be diligent and work hard. All those other things will fall into place…Rankings are based off your last couple opponents in the last couple years, so there’s no way I can say I’m the No. 1 in the world because my opposition hasn’t shown so. But, do I think I can beat anyone in the world on any given day? Absolutely. Given the right opponent, any night, I have the ability to beat anyone in the world. Believe that. Don’t second guess that.” I do believe that, Eddie. Which is why I have said repeatedly that you have to be in the UFC. Bellator is an amazing organization, but it’s time to go to the big stage.
Brendan Schaub told LowKick.com about getting a title shot. “As far as the title shot talk goes… I think I’m two fights away.” Well, it’s possible. Beating Gonzaga, and if he gets past CroCop, then maybe another couple of wins. Better start marketing yourself.
MMAjunkie.com has confirmed that April’s UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields new start time of 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT is expected to remain in place for future shows. Awesome. This is good for the UFC fans on the east coast, because now the main event will end around midnight, not 1 a.m.
Danillo Villefort appeared on MMAWeekly Radio and said he, JZ Cavalcante, Jorge Santiago and Yuri Villefort have all left American Top Team. This is interesting news. Add in Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva doing the same thing and I believe something is going on there that the fighters aren’t too keen on.