Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon this summer for the first time since November 2013 against middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping. St-Pierre looks to show that he’s still one of the greatest, while Bisping believes the match-up is easy money.
“I respect Georges. I respect what he’s done inside the UFC. Of course I do. He’s a fantastic martial artist. He’s an incredible athlete. I think this (fight) is going to get a lot of interest. He’s a big star in the UFC, so of course I wanted to fight the guy,” said Bisping during a press conference in Las Vegas.
The two were rumored to be headlining UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, but negotiations with St-Pierre were not finalized. On March 1, UFC president Dana White announced that the fight promotion and the former welterweight kingpin had finally reached an agreement.
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During the press conference, Bisping said that he could go on an “all-night (expletive) bender” and still beat St-Pierre. The brash Brit went so far as to claim, “I won’t even train.”
“It’s an easy payday. Let’s cut the (expletive),” said Bisping. “It’s an easy payday (for me).”
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