GSP's move to Middleweight is "inevitable", says the managerPosted on November 3, 2010, 07:57 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I think it’s inevitable; I just think it’s a matter of when," Spencer said. "When and if Georges decides to move up, it will be a permanent move and I think that is what’s difficult to ascertain regarding the timing of the move."
Personally, GSP's potential fight against Anderson Silva reminds me of the Fedor vs. Couture or Fedor vs Lesnar dream match-ups back in the day. But the only difference, is that both fighters are in the UFC, and both fighters are interested to fight each other. Shari Spencer also discussed GSP's December bout against Josh Koscheck, speaking about trash talk and motivation of the French-Canadian.
Trash talk for UFC 124:
"From a fight perspective, yes I do think it’s a poor decision because it’s going to motivate him even more than it already would," Spencer said. "From a business standpoint it may also be a poor decision because—since Georges is such a popular guy—his opponents often lose fans for attacking him, so from a personal marketing perspective it’s not super wise to go against Georges."
Motivation to defeat Koscheck:
"I think the Matt Serra experience taught him a lot, and I see that even when he is a heavy favorite there is no change in the routine," Spencer said. "He takes everybody just as seriously. People get bored of him saying, ‘This is the toughest fight of my life’ in all of his interviews, but he really does believe that or he has to believe that to be motivated. In the future, I think there is a risk there, but I think there is enough discussion about him moving up in weight, and that would obviously create new challenges."
So what do you think LowKick'ers, if GSP defeats Koscheck, will it be the right time to move up and challenge Silva? And if Anderson Silva loses his title to Vitor Belfort, should Georges St. Pierre still move up to Middleweight? Don't be shy to voice your opinion.
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