Georges St-Pierre (GSP) is ready for his highly anticipated bout on November 4, with middleweight champion Michael Bisping at Madison Square Garden. Both Bisping and GSP are making a media rounds ahead of their showdown to promote their UFC 217 event. GSP never missed an opportunity to trash his fellow opponent, Bisping.
Earlier today, Georges “Rush St Pierre joined the MMA Hour, where he was talking about his game plan, heading to 185-pound debut middleweight division:
“He’s playing always the same song. He’s terrified of me wrestling him. Terrified,” St-Pierre said. “In every interview he does, he’s begging me to stand and bang with him. In every interview. … I mean, if you don’t know the ground (game), you shouldn’t be in MMA. You should be in kickboxing.
“Fighting on the ground is part of the game, and he’s terrified. So he wants me to be like, ‘Oh, okay, I’m going to stand and bang with you.’
“I’m going to use all my tools,” St-Pierre continued. “Not only one tool, but all of them. That’s a mind game that he’s trying to play.”
They have been scheduled earlier this year to fight, but due to off GSP injury and was difficult for him to move up a weight class the reason fight got canceled. Ultimately their fight got booked for November 4 at UFC 217. Moreover, Bisping thinks, GSP accepted this contest as he believes middleweight champ would be an easy bout. Bisping never missed an opportunity to accused GSP of his steroid use, touching at staredowns and hurling every insult at the former welterweight champ.
GSP cites an old training session between the two and denies to give specifics:
“I don’t think I got the better of him,” St-Pierre said. “I don’t like when people [talk about training]. When I train with a guy, I’m never going to go out and talk about the training. The training is the training; sometimes you have a good day, sometimes you have a bad day. That’s that.
“I don’t like when guys talk about that, I think it’s a lack of respect,” St-Pierre continued. “Those are rules, you shouldn’t talk about this; what happens in the gym, it happens in the gym.
“I get my ass kicked in the gym all the time. That’s normal. That’s what training is for. The more you sweat in the gym, the less you bleed in the fight.”
After coming back from his retirement, he sounded happy with the camp training and regained love, focus which was lack before and vows to finish Bisping.
“I’m much confident in this than I was before,” St-Pierre said. “I trained a lot of [aspects in my game] in the four years. People say you can’t reinvent yourself, but I’m going to prove that you can, and I’m going to prove it to everybody. I’m not the same guy that I was before, the last time. I have a lot more tools … and I’m specialized in different things. I have a lot of new tricks that I’m going to bring to the game.
“I’m going to finish him, that’s what I believe,” St-Pierre said. “Either a knockout or submission.”