"My friend Chris Weidman, when I see him in training, I believe he's going to beat Anderson Silva," St-Pierre said. "I believe it's a bad matchup for Anderson Silva. It's very bad. Not only is he going to beat, I believe he's going to finish Anderson Silva."
St-Pierre has a fight lined up against Nick Diaz on March 16 at UFC 158 in Montreal, but he opted to weigh in on Weidman's tilt against Silva at UFC 162 instead.
At first glance, there doesn't seem to be any real reason why St-Pierre would do such a thing. However, with all the talk of a St-Pierre vs Silva superfight someday in the future, there's always the chance that the Canadian will fight the winner of Silva-Weidman.
And that would explain why St-Pierre discussed the Silva vs Weidman fight at length with the media.
"I believe it's not going to be too long, that fight," St-Pierre said of Silva vs Weidman. "People will be shocked. Anderson Silva is smart because Chris Weidman, he come back from an injury, a long layoff, so it's the time to fight him right now. It's going to be the best time to fight Chris Weidman right now, so Chris needs to be sure he needs to get very well-prepared for this fight."
Weidman fights Silva on July 6 at UFC 162.