“Rush” will be stepping up in weight for his return to competing in the UFC and will fight for the UFC middleweight championship title against current champion Michael Bisping. St-Pierre will go up to compete at 185 pounds for the first time in his professional mixed martial arts career, up 15 pounds from where he was so dominant at the 170-pound welterweight limit.
“I have always been the same weight,” St-Pierre said during a Q&A session with his sponsor Hayabusa (via BloodyElbow.com). “When I knew that we were going to fight Michael Bisping, when I signed the contract, that’s when I decided to put on a little more weight. I won’t be able to put a lot because I’m a natural guy. But I’m already a little bit bigger than I was.”
“I’m the biggest I’ve ever been right now in my life. Bisping will still be bigger than me, but I’m confident that this will help.”
St-Pierre added that packing on more muscle is something that he is proud of, likely giving the former champion more confidence for his return to the Octagon.
“It’s not my natural size, I haven’t been this big in my life,” he said. But as a man, I’m going to be honest, we want to have bigger muscles and want to be big, so I’m happy to be a little bit bigger.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/26/2017