GSP unsure about Silva fight

DAVE HILSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:48 PM ET

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is considered by many to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts today. And, if the Canadian is able to fend off challenger Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30, many would like to see him move up a weight class to fight Anderson (Spider) Silva.

However, there could be one man who stands in GSP's way: Roy Jones Jr.

Not that Jones, considered to be the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time, has any intention of stepping inside the octagon. No, it's Jones' downfall that has St. Pierre wondering if it would be wise to move up a weight class to fight Silva.

"Right now, I'm a 170-pounder. If I were to fight at 185, it would be a complete reorientation of my career," GSP said over the phone on Thursday.

"What ended Roy Jones career winning streak was when he went up in weight and then tried to go back down. It's when he tried to go back down that messed him up. And for me, it's a good example because Roy Jones was known as one of the best of all time before he started doing this. It makes me think twice about changing weight."

Jones, who started his pro career as a junior middleweight, owned belts all the way into the heavyweight division.


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