Although the UFC has yet to set an official date or event, Georges St-Pierre is scheduled to return to the Octagon after taking years off from competing in the UFC. The former UFC welterweight kingpin will be making his return going up a weight class to challenge UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Here we see a shirtless St-Pierre in the gym alongside Tristar teammate Yukinori Akazawa. St-Pierre has never competed in the UFC middleweight division but is looking to challenge the champion in Michael Bisping and make history by becoming the fourth fighter in UFC history to win two titles in two different UFC weight classes.
As for the fight date, Bisping has used the unknown to further stab at St-Pierre in building up their superfight.
“I think GSP is waiting for his balls to grow,” Bisping recently said to the representative of TMZ. “So, I think he’s doing some bicep curls, taking some protein shakes and then when he’s big enough, then maybe we can do the fight. But, I’m here. GSP, when you’re ready, let me know.”
With the fight date not set, Bisping has taken the time off from focusing on the fight against St-Pierre and went to do some filming for an action movie in Thailand.
“As soon as he (GSP) lets me know we can fight, then I’ll get in the gym,” Bisping said. “We were supposed to fight in July. I hear that’s not happening. Whatever, man. You let me know when you’re ready Georges, I’ll be ready.”
From what you see in the photo, do you think Georges St-Pierre is bulking up for his UFC middleweight debut? Will Bisping’s size be too much for the former welterweight champion? Let’s get your prediction for the fight in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/14/2017.