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St-Pierre encourages Silva to come down to 170lbs

ESPN staff
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Georges St-Pierre preferred not to discuss the details of a potential Anderson Silva superfight at the UFC 154 post-fight press conference, but he did appear to hint that he would like Silva to meet him at around 170lbs.

St-Pierre said he had "taken too many blows to the head" to start discussing the identity of his next opponent, although UFC president Dana White did vow to make the superfight happen.

The size difference between GSP and Silva is substantial, with Silva the much bigger man, so a catchweight of around 178lbs has been mooted.

However, the Brazilian has - in the past - considered meeting GSP at 170lbs, and St-Pierre appeared to favour that idea.

"The thing about 177, I show up 177 and then the night of the fight I'm 185," St. Pierre said. "He is maybe 205 or 210. I don't know how big he is, maybe 225, 230 now.

"He's a big guy. I don't know how much he can come down. Not a long time ago, he used to fight in Japan at 168, which is smaller than me.

"Who knows? In time, the UFC can make magic things happen."

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