Michael Bisping Blasts Georges St. Pierre, Reflects On First Fight
Michael Bisping is medically unable to compete in MMA due to an eye injury, that he repaired after retirement. However, if he could come back for one more fight, it would be a rematch with Georges St. Pierre.
Bisping fought GSP in November of 2017, at MSG for UFC 217. It was here, that he would lose via rear naked choke, in a competitive and exciting bout. Subsequently, Bisping lost the UFC Middleweight title.
Bisping would go on to take a short notice fight against Kelvin Gastelum, a legitimate test on a good day. Unfortunately for the Brit, he would be knocked out in the first, and go on to retire.
Despite that, Bisping still thinks about fighting. He spoke to MMAJunkie about what fight he would want, if he were able to come out of retirement.
“Well I know for a fact I could wipe the floor with Georges St-Pierre. I Know for a fact. So I’d like to do that one again.
I broke my ribs a week before that fight, it’s all in the book. Well I didn’t break them, I tore the cartilage. I couldn’t move very well. But there’s a thing in the book, where I sneaked in a needle of lidocaine and in the toilet inject myself with lidocaine into the rib, which would numb the ribs so I wouldn’t have the pain. ‘Cause it’s not a banned substance under USADA.
So I could’ve gone to the commission and said, ‘hey I wanna inject myself with lidocaine.’ That Wouldn’t have been the issue, But the fact I had an injury, they might have pulled me from the fight.
Additionally, he would go on to explain how dangerous this was.
“But then a doctor said, ‘you’ve gotta be careful because if you inject yourself with lidocaine in your rib, if you get it slightly wrong you can puncture your lung and die.’
So I had it all in the bag and I was gonna FaceTime my doctor on the toilet while the commission members are outside and he was gonna talk me through injecting myself with lidocaine. But when I go out there I’m like, ‘this is too much, bollocks to it.’
So I just went out there and fought injured. Everyone was like, ‘you weren’t moving too well.’ I’m like, ‘yeah no s–t.’ My ribs were seriously messed up. But anyway there you go, Georges St-Pierre.”
So Michael Bisping thinks he would fair better in a rematch with GSP. Unfortunately, the hall of famer will never be able to make a return, as he has sacrificed his body for our enjoyment.