Georges St-Pierre with an…odd story…
Since resigning with the UFC earlier this year, ex-welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has seemed much happier. During an odd turn of events in late 2013, ‘Rush’ vacated the welterweight title amid controversy.
Having won a narrow split decision, one many think he’d lost, over Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre walked away. Citing the lack of drug testing and personal issues, GSP walked away from the promotion he’d helped build.
Nearly four years later, and things are looking very different for the ex-champ.
The Big Comeback
Currently scheduled to fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title sometime this summer, ‘Rush’ has looked and sounded in a much better place. Chatting with Russian media outlet MMA News Info, St-Pierre let out a funny story that happened in Russia just two days ago:
Check out the story from GSP’s latest interview, posted on the Mixed Martial Arts forum:
“I was dining in a restaurant with my friends, and suddenly somebody came from behind and started choking me out, submitting me. I thought it was one of my friends, I didn’t know it was Khabib. Khabib sneaked up to me like a ninja and started choking me. And then I tapped. Then I looked up and saw Khabib. It was a huge surprise for me.”
Continue below as GSP discusses Conor McGregor:
GSP is a McGregor Fan
“I think he’s a great fighter,” St-Pierre said, as quoted on RT. “I think he’s a really great fighter. He’s a very charismatic fighter.”
“He’s the biggest seller in the sport of all time. He’s the biggest draw. But I think now he’s going to fight Floyd Mayweather, I’ve heard, in a boxing match.”
“I think it will happen,” he said and added, “I know Floyd will never fight Conor in a mixed martial arts fight, but Conor could fight Floyd in a boxing match.”
“I don’t think he’s [McGregor’s] going to win, I don’t think he’s going to win at all, but I think he wants to do it and he’s going to make a lot of money out of it.”
What of the fight with Bisping, then? Continue below:
Discussing his gameplan for Michael Bisping, GSP remains tight-lipped on how he wants to fight against ‘The Count.’
“I have a plan in the back of my head, but I’m not going to talk about it right now.”
“The reason is – I’m not a talker, I’m a doer. A lot of people, they need to talk to promote themselves. Everybody knows who’s who here. I’m not a new fighter. They know who I am. My resume talks by itself.
“It’s going to depend on what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen when I fight Michael Bisping. When this fight will be finished, I’ll go to reorient my career. But it could be anything, it’s a lot of opportunities,” he said.