We’re now less than two weeks away from the long-awaited comeback fight of former UFC welterweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian star will make his return against reigning, defending UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217, this November 4 inside New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Given that St-Pierre is a former welterweight, and that Bisping has fought as heavy as light heavyweight, there has been much discussion about their potential size and weight difference.
On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, St-Pierre shed some light on his current weight, explaining that he’s currently floating between 195 and 200 pounds.
“I’m about, between 195 and 200 pounds,” St-Pierre said of his current weight.
St-Pierre then explained that he expects to maintain this weight until the time comes for his final cut down to the middleweight division’s 185 pound limit.
“About the same,” St-Pierre said when asked how much he’ll weight ahead of his final weight cut down to 185 pounds. “About 195 to 200, then I will make a very easy weight cut.”
Needless to say, Bisping will probably be noticeably bigger than St-Pierre in the cage. That said, St-Pierre isn’t anticipating that much of a gulf between their respective sizes.
“Not that much. He’s going to be bigger, but it’s not like a huge size difference,” St-Pierre said. “I don’t think it’s going to make a difference in the fight.”
Whether Bisping is the bigger man in the cage or not, St-Pierre still expects to put him away before the final bell chimes.
“I’m going to finish him,” he said. “That’s what I believe. Either a knockout or a submission.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/23/2017.