Miesha Tate Favoring Conor McGregor To Beat GSP

Welterweight champion Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre’s UFC is making his comeback to the octagon after long four years to compete against Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping at main event UFC 217 on November 4. St-Pierre is returning back to this bout to cementing his career, and moreover, he is interested in bigger fights.

Recently some rumors are surfacing that GSP is looking for the biggest fight against current lightweight champion “The Notorious.” after his middleweight championship match against Michael Bisping at UFC 217.

There is a debate going on who will win this super fight, however former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently interview on “MMA Tonight” shed some thoughts on a hypothetical bout that she would pick Conor Mcgregor to beat GSP as he proved her wrong when she doubted him.

“Conor McGregor, I’ve underestimated the guy a number of times, thinking he wasn’t going to win some of the fights that he won and he did it. The man is truly in a league of his own. When it comes to his game planning, when it comes to his trash talking, when it comes to getting inside people’s heads, nobody does it better than Conor McGregor. So I absolutely would not count him out in a fight like that.
“I think the speed favors him. I think he has great striking and I think the fact that GSP’s been out for so long, I think Conor McGregor can put together a strategy to beat pretty much anybody, and I think the matchup actually favors Conor.”

Former champion Miesha Tate AKA Cupcake was a huge fan of GSP for a really long time, but She is giving an edge to Conor Mcgregor. She knows the precision and skills that he can bring inside the octagon.

“I feel almost bad saying that because I’ve been a huge GSP fan for a really long time. He’s perfect when he fights. Maybe not the most exciting fighter you’ve ever watched but he’s almost perfect and that’s so hard to do. If you’ve been an athlete in any sport, to have a perfect game or a perfect match or a perfect bout, it almost never happens.

“You watch him go out there and he’s pretty much perfect in all of his fights. He never waivers from his strategy and he’s like a robot, like somebody’s controlling a controller somewhere and he’s just doing exactly what he needs to do to get through those fights. But I think with this one, Conor’s just so hard to beat and he’s so hard to get around mentally. I think the speed actually, being the smaller guy, does favor Conor.”

Former Welterweight Champion St-Pierre was only defeated twice in his career. While Miesha Tate was highly doubted that Conor would lose by Nate Diaz, but he proved her wrong by winning over majority decisions at UFC 202 rematch. Mover over, she thought Conor was an easy meat to get trash by Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather inside the octagon. Again he proved her wrong by lasting 10 rounds. Tate believes Conor will do great against the returning champion in the potential fight.

“Yes. I know that sounds crazy, but dude, crazier things have been said about Conor and he’s done it. He literally predicts his exact what he’s gonna do in every fight. When he lost to Nate Diaz, I thought he was gonna lose again and he came out and he had the right game plan. He’s just brilliant. He knows how to figure out people.

“Not to mention, GSP has never had to deal with someone’s berating, that constant mental barrage that Conor McGregor does. Something is there. People haven’t quite figured it out but there’s something, an element that Conor McGregor adds that’s not just his skillset. He gets inside people’s heads and he ruins them before they even step inside the octagon. To say that he couldn’t do to GSP when he’s done it to everyone else, it’s insane to think that he couldn’t do that.

“So I just think he would probably do well. He’s evolving, he’s very athletic, he’s heavy-handed. I think he could knock out a lot of guys bigger than him. Look how well he did against Mayweather. I was so impressed with how he did there. I thought he was gonna lose that fight handily and he hung in there tough.”

Published on September 26, 2017 at 12:00 am
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