Speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a recent interview, ‘The Spider’ accused GSP of running from big fights.
“That’s an interesting fight, but Georges has never come to accept the challenge,” Silva said. “Georges just runs, runs, runs, It’s crazy. I do not think Georges wants the fight — but that’s OK. I respect Georges. He is a great fighter. Maybe he just has a different view — to take easy fights. That’s not me. I like to take the big challenges in my life.”
Silva respects St-Pierre’s accomplishments but is adamant that he never truly wanted to challenge himself.
“Georges is very lucky and very smart. He never goes to take a fight if it’s not easy,” Silva continued. “That’s the point. Georges, for me, is a great fighter, but he never takes the real challenges in life. That’s my opinion. I respect him, but that’s my opinion.”