GSP could ‘easily’ fight at lightweight in his octagon return

June 26, 2016 2:27 pm by Chris Taylor
Georges St-Pierre

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre recently announced that he would be making a return to the octagon later this year.

“GSP” discussed a possible move up to middleweight in order to challenge newly crowned champion Michael Bisping in his return. However, that is not the only weight class that “Rush” has his eyes on:

“If I wanted to, I could fight at lightweight as well. Easy. Easy,” Georges said Monday on The MMA Hour.

GSP has not competed in MMA since his 2013 victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.

The Canadian superstar feels that he has the skills needed to bridge the gap if he were to fight Bisping at middleweight, but a move down to lightweight would not be difficult either:

“I’m not a big welterweight,” St-Pierre said. “I walk around 187 (pounds). I’m 186, 187 when I wake up in the morning, and I could easily make it (with) a diet, because a lot of lightweights are bigger than me. Welterweight, I don’t even talk about it because most of them are bigger than me, of course, and middleweight, they’re much bigger than me. But it’s not really about size. It’s about skills.”

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