Yesterday we reported that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is contemplating moving down to 170lbs to fight current welterweight title holder Georges St.Pierre.
One potential spanner in the works has been Dana White who stated in the summer of 2009 that he thought Silva was “too big for GSP.” Reacting to news of the Brazilian’s comments regarding a potential move to 170lbs however, the UFC president appeared to give the idea his blessing.
“I’m blown away that he even said,” White told mmafighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani. “If it’s true, if he could cut down to 170 then I would look at a GSP fight, I would do it. I don’t like the idea of GSP moving up, but yeah, I’m interested in that if he can make 170.”
Meanwhile in other potential divisional moves, White appeared to confirm that BJ Penn will move up to welterweight after his fight with Frankie Edgar on Saturday night if he wins.
Watch Dana White’s full interview with Ariel Helwani, below.