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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre ‘positively knows’ a superfight won’t happen because Weidman will beat Anderson Silva

In the months since Georges St-Pierre’s lopsided victory over Nick Diaz, UFC President Dana White has been largely non-committal regarding the UFC welterweight champion’s next fight. Two viable options exist for St-Pierre. One, a superfight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, is seemingly White’s preference, while the other, a title defense against top contender Johny Hendricks, is the more likely choice of the two. Nonetheless, White had yet to speak to St-Pierre and plot out his future, until the pair finally talked this past weekend prior to UFC 160. His guy called me and Lorenzo [Friday], and then he and I talked [Saturday] right before I walked into the fights, White revealed during UFC 160’s post-fight scrum. He wants to fight Johny Hendricks. News of St-Pierre’s decision isn’t exactly surprising. The 31-year-old has resisted the idea of fighting the larger Silva for years. Although this time around, St-Pierre’s logic is a little different. He 100-percent, absolutely, positively knows that (Chris) Weidman is going to beat Anderson Silva, White declared. No doubt in his mind that [a superfight] won’t happen. The fight with [Silva] won’t happen because Weidman is going to win. There’s no ‘what if’ for [St-Pierre]. He absolutely, positively knows [Weidman] is going to win that fight. So there you have it. St-Pierre won’t fight Silva, not because of size discrepancies or fear of diminishing his legacy, but because Silva’s simply going to lose anyway, so why bother? And with that, ladies and gentlemen, let’s get to the fights. 8 MUST-READ STORIES Velasquez defends. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez easily dispatched Antonio Bigfoot Silva in the pair’s rematch at UFC 160, successfully defending his title for the first time. (Video.) Although the stoppage was not without controversy, as evidenced by the reaction from the pros. JDS rolls, trilogy up next. Former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos floored Mark Hunt with a spectacular third-round spinning back kick to emerge victorious from UFC 160’s ‘Fight of the Night’ co-main event. (Video.) Dos Santos’ win sets up a rubber match between he and Velasquez, which is expected to take place sometime this year. Griffin retires. TUF 1 winner and former UFC lightweight heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin announced his retirement from mixed martial arts following the conclusion of UFC 160. Griffin, along with rival-turned-friend Stephan Bonnar, will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July. Grant victorious, set for title shot. Upstart contender T.J. Grant continued his surprising run to the top of the lightweight ladder, knocking out Gray Maynard with a first-round barrage at UFC 160. (Video.) Next up for Grant: lightweight champ Benson Henderson, a match-up which could headline UFC on FOX Sports 1. White talks Penn, GSP-Silva. UFC President Dana White implored for B.J. Penn to retire during UFC 160’s post-fight scrum, before revealing that Georges St-Pierre ardently believes a superfight between he and Anderson Silva won’t happen because Chris Weidman will ‘absolutely, positively’ defeat Silva. Teixeira wants Hendo-Evans winner. Rising light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira made short work of James Te Huna, choking out the New Zealander with a first-round guillotine choke at UFC 160. (Video.) Afterward, Teixeira’s manager requested his client fight the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson. Fox wins. Despite fading late, transgender fighter Fallon Fox easily defeated Allanna Jones, finishing the contest with a third-round modified north/south choke at CFA 11. For complete results of the event, click here. Madadi arrested. According to reports out of Sweden, popular UFC lightweight Reza Madadi was arrested on Friday. Madadi is suspected of grand theft by Swedish authorities following the burglary of a high-end store in Stockholm. MEDIA STEW As always, there are plenty of worse ways to spend your Monday morning than listening to Dana White’s post-fight scrum. Wet willies and nipple tweaks, that’s what ‘Bigfoot’ Silva does. (Junior’s face when he notices Dana watching the shenanigans is gold. Like two brothers and their dad.) Fallon Fox fought this past weekend. Here’s the video in case you missed it. Let’s leave it at that. This is barely connected to the fights, but my love of Wu-Tang wouldn’t allow me to not post it. Check out the first teaser for RZA’s upcoming martial arts film Formless, which is expected to feature not only UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, but also kickboxing legend Buakaw. (HT: LiverKick) The guys over at MiddleEasy asked this weekend’s featured fighters for their thoughts on TRT. And yes, Mark Hunt gave the most Mark Hunt answer imaginable. In unrelated news, Bob Sapp fought Aleksander Emelianenko in Russia over the weekend. You probably already know what happened. STILL CHAMP Instead of 25 minutes of ground and pound and out positioning”¦ we got 81 seconds of ass whopping. Awesome fight. #UFC160…

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