‘One of His Best Performance in Life’- Georges St-Pierre Lauds Anderson Silva for His Showing Against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Published 08/19/2021, 10:49 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva of Brazil (R) and Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping of England (L) compete in their Middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night held at at Indigo at The O2 Arena on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre recently appeared on The MMA Hour show for a chat with Ariel Helwani. The name Anderson Silva, a man MMA fans wished to see ‘Rush’ fight, came up. The former UFC middleweight champion put on a show against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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St-Pierre was in awe of ‘The Spider’. In fact, GSP believes despite Silva’s MA career full of accolades and stellar performances, it was the best Silva has ever looked in a fight. “Bro, it was one of his best performance in life. I would say amongst the rest of his elite performance that he did an MMA to me the way he beat Cesar Chavez. It was incredible,” said St-Pierre.

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The Canadian superstar also added that he didn’t expect to Silva be that good. He mentioned that because of Chavez’s world championship-caliber experience in the sport of boxing; he believed he would dominate the legendary Brazilian MMA star.

Man. He took everybody by surprise. It was very inspiring to see him perform that way. It was very, very inspiring. And what a great ending for Anderson Silva right now. You know what I mean? I hope if he comes back into these kinds of fight,St-Pierre added.

It will be something worth that not only about money, but in terms of legacy, something that it will make him shine make him look good, because he, man, you check his last two performances against Uriah Hall. It was kind of disappointing, it was kind of sad. But what a way to come back. What a way to get back on top man, that was amazing,” he concluded.

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Who is Anderson Silva fighting next?

Silva will return to the squared ring soon. He is going to face former UFC light-heavyweight titleholder, Tito Ortiz, in a boxing match at 195 lbs. It will truly be a magnificent spectacle for the fans.

INGLEWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Tito Ortiz celebrates his win after one round against Chuck Liddell during the Light Heavyweight bout at The Forum on November 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Ortiz is an outspoken personality. So, one can expect the build-up to the fight to be entertaining. But he is an elite fighter as well. Whether he can use his strengths against a wizard, like Silva, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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