Georges St. Pierre's trainer would recommend a drop to LightweightPosted on October 24, 2011, 06:01 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The dreams of a “superfight” between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva seemed to dim even further today when St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi dropped a bomb on Sherdog Radio.
Zahabi was asked if a move up to 185 seemed possible and his response was a bit shocking, “I have recommended to Georges – the only reason I don’t recommend it now is because Frankie Edgar is the champion, but I’d want him to move down to 155 if Frankie was not the champion.” Zahabi then continued, “I’d rather him go down to 155 because Georges is not a very big welterweight...and him making 170 is extremely easy for him.” – for more listen to Sherdog radio
At first blush, the move may seem out of the question due to St. Pierre’s size, but Zahabi said that a loss of some muscle mass would not be that difficult for the current Welterweight Champion.
What do you think LowKick’ers, should St. Pierre move up to Middleweight or down to Lightweight?
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Photo: Georges St-Pierre at a post-fight press conference at UFC 100 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker