Georges St-Pierre responds to Michael Bisping’s ultimatum regarding their fight

By Newsroom on April 17, 2017
  • Georges St-Pierre doesn’t seem all that concerned about Michael Bisping’s ultimatum.

    Just recently, Bisping expressed his anger over the continued delays in putting together the fight with St-Pierre, which was first rumored for UFC 213 in July but now appears won’t happen until sometime in the fall.

    Bisping stated that if St-Pierre wasn’t ready to fight in the summer that he would move onto No. 1 ranked contender Yoel Romero rather than sitting around and waiting for the former welterweight champion to get ready.

    “If he wants to wait until September or October then he can go find himself another opponent, buddy. Because I call the shots,” Bisping said. “Without sounding like an [expletive], it’s my belt I’m the champion and I’m not willing to sit around until September or October. This fight was discussed in January. A fight camp only takes eight weeks or six weeks. Fighting in September or October is ridiculous.”

    St-Pierre heard what Bisping had to say but he’s just not buying it because he knows the outspoken Brit wants this fight for any number of reasons including the massive payday he’ll earn.

    “I think he’s lying,” St-Pierre told RT Sport. “I know he wants to fight me and I want to fight him. This fight’s going to 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 going to have to turn around and do a quick turn around but no problem, I can do it, but he’s the man, the one that has the belt. For me, he’s the highest stock right now and I always aim for the higher guy.”

    As far as the delays go, St-Pierre says part of the reason revolves around entering back into the drug testing pool as part of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Fighters returning from retirement or an extended layoff were required to undergo four months of drug testing once re-entering the pool administered by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).

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