At one point in time, Anderson Silva versus Georges St-Pierre was the superfight in mixed martial arts.
During the early to mid 2000’s, the pair went on mutually impressive win streaks as the undisputed champions of the middleweight and welterweight division. Eventually, so dominant were their performances, fans started wondering what a Silva vs. St-Pierre contest would look like — a concept Silva was happy to indulge.
Eventually, however, both men’s careers took them in different paths and the mythical fight disappeared. Something Silva says is on St-Pierre’s shoulders.
“That’s an interesting fight, but Georges has never come to accept the challenge,” Silva said, speaking with ESPN. “Georges just runs, runs, runs, It’s crazy. I do not think Georges wants the fight — but that’s OK. 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,” Silva continued. “That’s the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he never takes the real challenges in life. That’s my opinion. I respect him, but that’s my opinion.”