On November 4, in the main event of UFC 217, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his anticipated return to the cage for a battle with reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. St-Pierre, of course, is one of the best to ever do it. That said, he has always received his fair share of criticism.
One of the biggest criticisms levied against St-Pierre during the height of his reign as welterweight king was that he rarely finished his fights. In fact, the last seven of St-Pierre’s wins all came by way of decision.
According to the man himself, however, we’re likely to see a lot more finishes in this upcoming comeback run.
St-Pierre shared his plans to win more decisively on the latest edition of The MMA Hour (via MMAFighting.com).
“I’ve trained a lot of things,” St-Pierre said. “I’m gonna be more there to hurt guys and to go for the finish. To submit, to break. To go for the break. To go for the knockout or go for the break if i have a submission. Until he taps. I’m gonna be more opportunistic.”
St-Pierre then explained that, while he respects Bisping, he plans to begin this change in fighting style against him.
“It will be tough,” he said. “Michael is a very courageous man. He always comes forward. He never backs down. Mentally, he’s very tough.”
“I made my training to be more opportunistic, to be more angry on the finish.”