Later this year, at a to-be-determined date, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against the most unlikely of challengers – not Yoel Romero, not Robert Whittaker, not Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, but former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
Though this fight is not yet scheduled – which is making Bisping increasingly ornery – the two fighters have not held back when it comes to trash talk. Even the typically reserved St-Pierre has hit Bisping with a few zingers.
In a recent interview with RT Sport (via MMAFighting.com), the words continued, as St-Pierre discussed Bisping’s size advantage, saying it’ll only make hit the canvas harder. The bigger they are the harder they fall – that kind of thing.
“Of course Michael Bisping will be bigger than me but I believe that will be the only advantage that he will have – his size,” St-Pierre explained. “Technically, tactically, athletically, I have all the edges on him. It doesn’t matter if he’s taller and bigger than me. The only difference that it’s gonna make is when he hits the floor, it’s gonna make a bigger boom.”
St-Pierre then commented on Bisping’s recent threats to give the next middleweight title shot back to Yoel Romero, should St-Pierre fail to agree to a summer fight. Unsurprisingly, the former welterweight believes the middleweight champ is bluffing.
“I think he’s lying,” St-Pierre said. “I know he wants to fight me and I want to fight him and this fight’s gonna give him more money. It comes down to his decision but if he wants to do it, I’m down to do it. That’s who I’m getting ready for. If things change, I’m gonna have to turn around and do a quick turnaround but no problem. I can do it. But he’s the man, he’s the one that has the belt. For me, he’s [got] the highest stock right now and I always aim for the high area.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/17/2017.