GSP Still Expects Bisping Fight to Happen
Georges St. Pierre’s comeback to the UFC has been a strange process, particularly since a matchup between he and middleweight champion Michael Bisping was announced and then cancelled. But after speaking with UFC President Dana Whit, St. Pierre remains confident he will get the fight he wants.
“(Their plans were) changing, but I talked to Dana a few days ago,” GSP told TSN. “I tried to convince him that it was a good thing — that if I comeback, it needs to be in a situation that I put a lot of risk, but I need something that I can gain from it. So big risk big reward, and fighting Michael Bisping, that’s what it gives me.”
While some fans criticized St. Pierre’s decision to fight Bisping as a calculated move, the former welterweight champion says he doesn’t want to fight Bisping because he sees it as an easier fight. Instead, he claims he wants to conquer a second weight class so he can prove that being the smaller man does not mean he can’t be victorious.
“I want to prove that skill and technique beats size and strength, and I talked to Dana. At the end of the conversation, he said ‘look, we’ll figure it out. We’ll see what happens,’ and hopefully it happens.
“I’m positive, I think it will happen. I think after the conversation I had with him — because the problem that I had with Dana, which is my mistake, is we talk through reporters. There’s declarations and stuff, so I think it’s good that we talked to each other, and we can see where our minds our at, and work together for the benefit of the UFC, of me, and for the fans.”