UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are set to meet in the Octagon at UFC 217, which takes place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on November 4.
St-Pierre’s November 4th return to the Octagon will be just shy of four years since he last fought. St-Pierre last competed in mixed martial arts on November 16, 2013, where he defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in a close welterweight title fight that ended with a judge’s split decision going in favor of St-Pierre who was champion at the time. For the return of “Rush,” the former welterweight kingpin will be stepping up a weight class to challenge Bisping for his 185-pound title, which the Englishman won by knocking out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 in June of last year.
On Friday, Bisping and St-Pierre attended a press conference to promote their fight at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
At the end of the press conference, UFC President Dana White lined the two opponents up for a staredown where things got a bit physical between the two. Bisping is seen talking to St-Pierre and puts his finger on St-Pierre’s face. “Rush” reacts to Bisping’s taunt and pushes him and then White immediately gets in between the two opponents.
How do you predict this fight to go between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre? Will St-Pierre’s time off have any noticeable affect on his performance? Let’s get your prediction in the comment section on how and when this fight ends!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/13/2017.