Despite temporarily retiring from MMA, formerWelterweight Champion continues to be very vocal about various subjects involving him and the combat sport he loves so much. In fact, one of the main reasons he left is because he overthinks everything in MMA and now he wants change before ever stepping back inside the Octagon.
So far, two topics seem to be coming up a lot, drugs and when can we expecting him back in the UFC. Initially, he took time away from the sport to vacation and spend time with his family in an effort to get back to normal, but he has also been using this time wisely to try to fix the things that bothered him in the UFC. The things that he’s had issues with include more severe drug testing and other undisclosed issues he has with the sport. Like I said earlier, the number one thing GSP wants right now is change, and a first good step for him was when Nevada finally banned TRT. Nobody knows when the next big change will happen, but GSP is starting to sound a little more enthusiastic about his future status on returning one day.
In an interview with ESPN Brazil, GSP revealed that he is interested in having a superfight with former UFC Middleweight Championunder fair conditions. The weight difference has always been an issue for GPS, however, if Silva can drop down to welterweight, then he would have no choice but to fight him:
There were conversations before but they were talking about me going up at 185, I weigh 190 pounds, the guy weighs 230 pounds when he is off-season. I’m 190 pounds off-season. Right now I’m 195 at maximum. My friends saw him and he is now 230, 235. I know people who know him. He is very big. It’s not a fair fight for me. Before, Anderson Silva was in my size when he used to fight in Japan but he is very big now.
They were talking also that he was going to come in my division when I was the champion and I would have no choice. But me going up and after I fight go back down…I can’t play with my weight. I can’t come back and fight for the title or in a superfight. It has to respect my conditions, all I ask is a fair fight. Right now I need to take some time off. But if they have an offer with something good, maybe.
Since Mr. Silva lost to, his manager Ed Soares has mentioned a comeback fight for Silva, and that GSP would be an awesome candidate for that:
If we were able to pull something like that off, it would be a win-win for everybody – the fans, the UFC, I think that would be awesome.