Doctor: Fighting at 170lbs would be too much for Anderson Silva

“It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg,” said the doctor. “He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much. For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity.

Currently Anderson has been weighing 92-94kg (203-207) because he’s been thinking about this dropping weight to take GSP on. Anderson losing 3gk and St-Pierre going up 3kg would be more fair for both of them and for the public, who would watch a great fight.”fightersonlymagazine.com

Another roadblock en route to the superfight between Georges St. Pierre and Anderson “The Spider” Silva comes from the Brazilian’s doctor. Dr. Camoes, Silva’s conditioning expert, believes a drop down to 170lbs would be too much for the reigning UFC Middleweight champion.

Silva hasn’t fought at Welterweight since the early days of his career as a Mixed Martial Artist, and according to his doctor, will lose most of the key attributes that make him the fighter he is today if he drops down to 170lbs. Silva’s biggest achievement at 170lbs is the victory over Hayato Sakurai for the Shooto Middleweight title.

Interestingly enough, Silva suffered just one loss at Welterweight, and 3 at Middleweight. The Spider is currently undefeated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with sixteen consecutive victories.

Georges St. Pierre has to decide between fighting Johny Hendricks / Nick Diaz and the superfight with Anderson Silva. GSP stated in one of his recent interviews that he’s concerned about Silva having a significant size advantage inside the Octagon. For GSP, Silva’s height, reach, and weight, are a good reason to give this fight an extra thought:

“On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there’s a big weight difference. I’ve fought guys who were bigger. I’m not scared of him, it’s just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me.”

Finally, St. Pierre’s head coach, Firas Zahabi, commented that Nick Diaz deserves a title shot over Johny Hendricks. This might add more fuel to the GSP vs. Silva wildfire, since this dream match-up is yet to become a reality (mmajunkie.com):

“I think Diaz is the guy who deserves it most,” Zahabi said. “His fight with Carlos (Condit) was so close. Who knows? People judge it both ways. If you want to be really fair about it, he is the guy who beat the most amount of names in the biggest fights.”

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41 Comments

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    IStink2

    November 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Another Doctor: No it wouldnt

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      grapplure

      November 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      anderson is trying EVERYTHING to fight gsp

      and gsp is just plain scared, gsp fans stfu because even gsp knows he will get ktfo

      bow down to the greates mma fighter ever. anderson " the spider" silva

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      Brian Cox

      November 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      So, @ 176 Anderson is healthy, healthy as a horse and can fight for the P4P title, but @ 170 …six pounds less…he's what? Close to death? I'm not buying it. This is a negotiating tactic on Anderson's behalf. I would say that any doctor that would okay him or any fighter, to go to 176 and take a serious fight and then, not okay it @ 170 is a quack. If Anderson is given the time and a solid nutritionist, cuts out the Burger King, that he could carve out the extra six pounds of body fat and not be left at death's door. Come on. You watch, if this weight can't be sold to GSP, then another "opinion" will be sought and Anderson will suddenly be able to make 175…174…173 etc. If they really want this fight to happen and GSP will take it @ 170, he'd have no choice, then trust me, they will find a way to get the six pounds off of Anderson and deliver a more than healthy fighter, to the Octagon to face the 170 Champ.

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    MMAeveryDay

    November 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    No, it would be a crime for the bigger man to challenge the smaller one and want him to gain weight to take the fight at the same time. Anderson has every advantage already and wants to cement his legacy by beating a smaller champion. IMO, this fight is all money! Fight Jones if you want to be the greatest ever, after all….. You're closer in size, and I don't care what Soares says.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    November 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    It's safe to say that Georges wants NO part of Anderson Silva, therefore it's time for the G.O.A.T to move on and fight someone else.

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    Brasil

    November 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Finally someone with some sense….the goat should not go lower than 185 at his age.

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    Brian Cox

    November 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Fine. Then Bring on Hendricks and bring on either Jones or the winner of Belcher / Okami, for Anderson. It works for me.

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      gm1

      November 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Weidman should be next and if Anderson wins then,,,,probably Belcher….
      Okami will not be able to hang with Belcher…..

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        Brian Cox

        November 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        I agree, with everything you said. However, Weidman is injured and won't return until the spring (I believe) and there's nothing we can do about it. Belcher, should he win and I believe he will, should then get the title shot, as CW is not available. I think Belcher would be an interesting fight for Anderson. He's tough as hell, has his own great stand-up and he has power. I'd love to see it.

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      KeithFarrell

      November 29, 2012 at 6:46 am

      Bro… you want to see Okami again? Okami was KILLED by Silva, KO'd by Boetsch and then got a very unimpressive win over Buddy Roberts (who actually talking Yushin a lot).

      I would say Belcher if he wins but no way in hell Okami.
      If Belcher wins impressively, give it to him. If not, give it to the winner of Bisping/Belfort.

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        Brian Cox

        November 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

        Keith, I would agree with everything you just said. I would not be interested in seeing Silva / Okami and even if he did win, he still wouldn't deserve the shot. Belfort, should he win, does deserve the shot. I only say that, because Weidman is out. I'd have given the shot to him, had he beaten Boetsch. Which he would have. And I agree 100%, should Belcher lose, which I don't think he will. Then the winner of Bisping / Belfort should get the shot and if not, a shot at the winner of Silva / Belcher. You would have no argument from me on that MMA Math.

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    cranestyle

    November 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Sorry, but which "doctor" said that? I agree that Anderson shouldn't fight at 170, but this sounds like spin to counter GSP's spin from talking about Anderson fighting at 168.

    So maybe pre-fight positioning to try and get a leg up in figuring out the final number.

    I'll say favor the #1 p4p guy, and make it at 180lb. Silva only has to cut 5 more pounds than normal and GSP doesn't have to bulk up and stay at 185,

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    michaelchimique

    November 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    so let me get this straight, silva is the one who desperately wants the fight, st-pierre has no interest in the fight. yet people expect gsp to change weight for a fight he doesn't even want. if silva wants it so bad he should be the one going to st-pierre. last time i checked if you call someone out you go to them, they don't go to you.

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    silvaisking2321

    November 29, 2012 at 12:44 am

    How can gsp not be impressed by silva performance? lol man I'm tried

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    Alex29

    November 29, 2012 at 4:29 am

    “It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg," said the doctor. "He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much. For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity.

    The bouncing around between weights is scary. These guys are going to have crazy health issues when they get old

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    Alex29

    November 29, 2012 at 4:30 am

    “It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg," said the doctor. "He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much. For me this fight should happen at 80kg (176 lbs), since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity. The bouncing around between weights is scary.

    These guys are going to have crazy health issues when they get old

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    some1

    November 29, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Just do it at catch weight already or don't do it at all.

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    Daviesman

    November 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    IF gsp and silva were to fight, it should be a catch-weight fight…simple as.

    For people who don't understand/get the weight-cut/size advantage differences, watch the fight between Brock and randy…pure example there.
    IMO, that should've never been a fight for the belt as Brock weighed in over 40lbs heavier at the weigh-ins so he woulda been Evan heavier on fight-day.

    Diaz lost his last fight, controversial or otherwise…Hendricks should be next unless they match Hendricks with Diaz for the real contender.

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    PukeVomit

    November 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    too many opions….

    i think silva's right!

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    SpellCheckKongo

    November 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Doctor: Fighting Anderson Silva is bad for your health, at any weight.

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