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Anderson Silva says GSP is 'best fight' for him

ESPN staff
February 15, 2012
Anderson Silva talks Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones

Anderson Silva has breathed new life into talk of a potential superfight with Georges St-Pierre, confessing the Canadian is "the best fight" on his radar.

Silva has not lost since entering the UFC, winning the middleweight title before going on to dominate the 185lb terrain. He has even taken out some light-heavyweights along the way, knocking out James Irvin and Forrest Griffin.

The Brazilian's next fight will be a rematch against Chael Sonnen in the summer, and victory would once again prompt calls for Silva to hold a superfight with welterweight king St-Pierre. Both men are perceived to have cleared out their divisions, and Silva recently spoke more positively about the fight than at any other time,

"GSP is the best fight (for me) in this sport," Silva told ESPN LA 710AM. "It would be a great, great, great fight. He is a good guy. Maybe one day, this is a good fight."

Silva would not, however, entertain taking on the man tipped to take over his throne as the sport's No. 1 pound-for-pounder, Jon Jones.

"I saw the first time that Jon Jones fought. I talked to JJ for 3-4 days when we stayed together. I told him, 'You're the best, you focus on training, you have more and more fights a year, but you don't have opening (opponents).'

"The fight between me and JJ is no good, he is a different [weight] class. In my camp we have Minotoro Noguiera and Lyoto Machida."

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