GSP Still Debating Whether To Move Up To Middleweight

We recently brought you footage of a recent media press conference with Georges St.Pierre in which he discussed his forthcoming fight with Dan Hardy. Now mmafighting have released additional video of the event in which GSP talks about the possibility of him moving up to the middleweight division.

The current welterweight champion tells reporters that he has put on 8lbs of muscle since the Thiago Alves fight At UFC 100 in July, and now walks around at 193lbs.  He says that if he were to fight at middleweight he would need to continue to increase his mass to over 200lbs, and that would take time.

He also points out that the process of increasing his size would make it difficult to move back down to welterweight in the future, and says that if he did move up, he would have to time it correctly so that there were no challenges left for him in the 170lb division first.

Finally he states categorically that he would not be interested in fighting people that he trains with and considers friends.  The list of names that would rule out at middleweight includes Nate Marquardt, Patrick Cote, David Louiseau and Denis Kang (the latter two no longer fight in the UFC).

Overall it appears that GSP has still to make his mind up on whether to make the move to middleweight, but the fact that he is considering it carefully, and has already begun increasing his mass, suggests that it may well be something that could happen within the next 12-18 months depending on results.


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