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GSP pours cold water on Silva fight rumours

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Returning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has attempted to quell speculation of a forthcoming super-fight against middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva.

St-Pierre has not fought in over a year after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in training during 2011. The Canadian was given the green light to return to MMA by his medical team at the end of August, however - immediately sparking speculation about who he would fight in the future.

The 31-year-old is due to return to the Octagon at UFC 154 against interim champion Carlos Condit, but fans have continued to speculate about a looming showdown with Silva in 2013.

The two men are widely regarded as the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, but St-Pierre is angry at those looking ahead to a potentially mouth-watering duel when he already has a tough comeback fight on his hands.

"It's terrible. I hate that, but I'm not focusing on that. I'm not speculating," St-Pierre told MMA Weekly. "I'm thinking about Condit right now; that's what I should do."

St-Pierre hinted that he will look to take on other welterweight opponents after Condit to reassert his dominance in the division, having grown suspicious that some people no longer think he is the same fighter he once was.

"I feel like I have a lot of guys that are there and I don't understand why people are going crazy now, but I just came back from an injury, so maybe some people see me as a weak link," he said. "We'll see what's going to happen in the future."

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